Grandma's Fudge Cake recipe

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1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 ½ cups milk
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ¼ cups butter
5 tablespoons shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
1 cup white sugar
¼ cup milk
¼ cup butter

Nutrition Info

638.1 calories
carbohydrate: 79.8 g
cholesterol: 63.9 mg
fat: 36.1 g
fiber: 1.8 g
protein: 4.8 g
saturatedFat: 17.9 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 534 mg
sugar: 59.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Bake chocolate cake mix according to package directions for two 9 inch layers. Let cakes cool then split layers in half.

  2. In a saucepan mix 1-1/2 cups milk with 8 tablespoons flour, cook until thick and set aside to cool.

  3. Beat 1 1/4 cup of butter and 5 tablespoons shortening until fluffy. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture. Beat until mixture stands in peaks. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Spread this mixture between the cake layers and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  5. In a saucepan combine cocoa, 1 cup sugar, salt, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/4 cup butter. Cook over low heat and bring to a boil. Boil mixture for one minute, do not stir. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until thick, this may take a few minutes. Once thick pour mixture over cooled cake and let drizzle down sides of cake and over top. Keep cake refrigerated.

Recipe Yield

1 - 9 inch layer cake

Recipe Note

If you really like chocolate you're gonna love this. I will drive 500 miles to grandma's just for this cake.

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