Depression Fudge Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This cake became popular during the depression. It is eggless

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt cocoa and butter.
  2. Put soda in buttermilk.
  3. Mix dry ingredients first and add cocoa last.
  4. Bake in a greased and floured 8 in.
  5. pan for 25 min at 350F degrees.
  6. -------Cocoa Frosting--------.
  7. Mix sugar and water.
  8. Add softened butter and cocoa.
  9. Beat until creamy.
  10. Add 1 tsp vanilla.
  11. Stir until smooth and ice cake.


Most Helpful

WOW, and I do mean WOW! I'd just made the cake and had it with cream, but I was bored this afternoon and made the frosting... WOW!!! death by chocolate!!! incredible!!! my BF is gunna get really sick of this cake I'm going to make it at least once a week!!! Great for visitors, a bit messy when Icing it though! LOL... Yum!

Samuel Holden October 22, 2001

I'm from New Zealand & I don't have buttermilk at home so used milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice in it. My 9 year old daughter helped also. Easy to make. It has to be one of the niciest Fudge Cakes I've made. It's now a firm favourite in our house & at work. One problem - it never lasts long enough with 3 kids in my house.

Tracy November 12, 2001

Loved this cake! I made it this morning for a friend, and although I didn't have time for the icing, it tasted great even without it. I melted the butter-cocoa mixture in the microwave, and it made my job a whole lot easier. Baking soda causes the cake to rise really well, so for a richer cake, slice it in half horizontally, make double the amount of icing, ice the top of the bottom layer as well, and press the two layers together for a decadent chocolate treat! This cake took an hour of baking in my oven.

Anu January 07, 2002

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