Best Ever Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake

Total Time
15 mins
25 mins

I have seen many fudge cake recipes, but I believe this one takes the cake *heh* because of the sour cream & brown sugar. It is rich and if you love cake you will think you died and went to heaven! 8)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour 3 9-inch cake pans.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Gradually pour in the brown sugar, then eggs.
  5. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy, approx 5 minutes.
  6. On low speed, beat in the vanilla extract, melted chocolate, baking soda and salt.
  7. Add flour alternately with sour cream, beating at low speed until smooth.
  8. Pour in boiling hot water and stir until blended.
  9. Pour into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake about 25 minutes or until done.
  11. Remove from oven, let cakes cool about 10-15 minutes, then place on wire racks.
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I haven't tried this one, but by looking at it I can tell that substituting 1 cup of coffee for the 1 cup of water would take it to a whole new level. I'll report back when I try the recipe.

5 5

OK, last night I gave this recipe four stars, but after tasting it today with icing (Dark Chocolate Cake with Double Fudge Icing), I must say that this was the best homemade chocolate cake I've had! It certainly takes the icing to make this sweet and fudgy enough for my tastes -- but WOW! What a combo when they are combined. BTW, I reserved a bit of batter for a test-run without the 1 c. water, and really liked it. It didn't LOOK as moist or fudgy, but the flavor of the cake was stronger & richer, with a nice crispy top.

After reading Claire #3's review, I thought I would share my experiment with this recipe. I made this cake for my husband's birthday but instead of 3 sq of chocolate, I used 4. and instead of the 1 c boiling water, I used 1/3 c hot water, 1/3 c Kahlua, and 1/3 c vodka. It was wonderful and very moist. I found this recipe in a "Southern Living" 1983 annual cookbook. It has a whipped cream filling and a mocha frosting.