This cake is so easy to make, came out perfectly, and is absolutely delicious with the ganache recipe. Had to make it over a day in advance for my husband's birthday and it hung out in the fridge for awhile and STILL turned out great. Used semi-sweet Ghiradelli chocolate for the ganache. Wonderful.
Five stars. I've made this cake three times now to rave reviews. My husband ate nearly all of it in an evening (hockey player - big carbo hound). I gave one to a friend and she ate nearly the whole thing in one day (tiny, French, yeah, hate her). I have not made the ganache but instead melted some dark chocolate with a wee bit of cream and drizzled it over. Did line pan with greased parchment. It was done in 30 minutes. We're at 2700 ft.
Made this just now and it is only about 1/4 inch high and is very uneven on the bottom. Followed the recipe exactly. Should I be doing something different when baking in Florida? Help
This truly is the "fastest fudge cake" and it is so good you will not need to frost it! But if you do, make sure it is a light frosting so that you do not take away from the flavor of this amazing cake! I just made cupcakes with this recipe and decided to dip the tops in chocolate ambrosia (or bark) and put a few sprinkles on the top of each one. They are delicious. Warning: you will eat these until you are sick they are so good.
Now if I could figure out how to make a WHITE CHOCOLATE FASTEST FUDGE CAKE…ANY IDEAS?
Delicious and really easy to make! I thought it was a touch too sweet so next time I'll use full 70% chocolate ganache instead of half 70% half bittersweet chocolate.
I mixed the cocoa powder with the boiling water instead of whisking it in with the flour to bring out the cocoa flavor a bit better.
Considering that this is a cake and not a brownie, don't expect this cake to be ultra dense. The cake came out really moist though, and I imagine that if I put it in the fridge (it disappeared, no leftovers!) it would come out "fudge".
Love this cake, I'll definitely be making it again.
I was looking for a one layer chocolate cake and this one was perfect. I baked it in a 8x8 pan and frosted it with a marshmallow frosting. It was moist, fudgy and delicious. Will definitely bake again
It was OK not perfect but ok
There is NOTHING fudgy about this cake! It is a good average chocolate cake and that's it. Pretty dissapointed and still looking for a FUDGE cake.
This is the 3rd choco fudge cake recipe online that I've tried, and it's the best! Delicious and moist, i'll definitely keep this for life! Also great with cupcakes.!
Easy, luscious cake! Will absolutely make this again!
My daughter and I have made this several times and everyone just loves it! Easy and delicious!!
I was disappointed with this cake. It was just ok. Perhaps less cooking time would have helped with the "fudgey" consistency.
This is an excellent little cake for a quick and easy dessert on a weeknight. It looks just like the picture, very moist and chocolate-y, especially with the ganache. I baked it in a 9-inch pan for 30 minutes, but next time I'll check at 25 minutes, to see if it could be even more tender (I didn't find it "fudgy" -just moist). The family enjoyed it very much.
I TRIED THIS THIS CAKE, AND I COULD ONLY TASTE THE CRUMBS, OH MY MY
THE CREW MEMBERS DEVOUR IT. I SURE WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.
Made the recipe as stated and it turned out perfectly. Make sure to use good cocoa.
made it just this weekend; doubled the cake recipe, baked in 2 8 inch pans, made the 1 c ganache; was excellent and even better the next day. the texture is perfect.
I agree with 2 others....just the right size and 1/2 the ganache would be sufficient. That along with the fact that it was moist and quick to prep made me like it. My husband loved it.
This cake took about 5 minutes to mix up and it was great! I added some Kahlua to the ganache because I thought it tasted a bit flat. Otherwise, no changes.
Substituted olive oil for the melted butter and added a tablespoon of instant espresso powder...Easy and delicious.
I used this recipe to make an "adult hostess cupcake" which I filled with a homemade cream filling and topped with chocolate ganache. Since I like my cupcakes less dense than a normal cake I used cake flour. I also added some instant espresso powder to the recipe and substituted hot whole milk for the water. They came out fantastic! If they were any less rich I don't think I'd like them! Try the milk trick!
I have made this recipe LITERALLY 30+ times...for cupcakes, layer cake, etc. I double the cake recipe to make 24 cupcakes or a layer cake. It is my never-fail choco cake recipe, and everyone always loves it! I agree 1/2 the ganache is enough for cake, BUT warm ganache over ice cream or for fruit dipping is delicious, too!
This is also our "everyday" cake - quick and easy. I agree that a half recipe of ganache is the right amount for this cake.
This is my everyday cake, it's fast and easy, everyone loves it. For a lower fat version I use unsweetened apple sauce and half the butter, it's incredibly moist! I also use this recipe for cupcakes and they are always a success.
I've made this cake twice and it came out exactly like the photo- much moister than your typical chocolate cake. I used a pure convection oven at 335 degrees for 30 mins, and Nestle brand cocoa powder. The second time I halved the recipe for the ganache and had it cover the top and just drizzle down the sides. This is a super fast, delicious chocolate cake - people were begging for the recipe!
Very good. But from the photo I expected something more dense. (My rating is not reflection on the recipe; it's a comment on the photo!) The cake is chocolaty but still cake-like; not fudgy like a flourless cake. The ganache is a nice way to dress up the single cake layer. Great weeknight dessert. My family enjoyed it.
Easy, fast & delicious. I've made this several times and it always gets rave reviews.
I've made this multiple times along with the ganache. It makes a good size dessert without a lot left over.