Frosted Chocolate Fudge Cake



1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, for cake
1/3 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, for frosting


Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line two 6-cup loaf pans, each 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2 inches.

Combine the butter, oil, sugar, chocolate, milk and 2/3 cup water in a large saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves and the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Beat into the chocolate mixture (using a wire whisk means the mixture is less likely to form lumps).

Gradually beat the eggs, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the loaf pans and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Place the pans on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of each cake. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack; peel off the paper and cool completely, crust-side-up.

To make the fudge topping, bring the cream and corn syrup just to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from the heat.

Put the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and gradually add the cream a little at a time, stirring after each addition, until all the cream has been added and the mixture is smooth.

Place the bowl into a larger bowl of ice or refrigerate until the mixture has cooled and thickened. Spoon onto the cakes and spread over the top with a flexible metal spatula. It may run a little over the sides.


Serves 16 to 18

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 60 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 16 to 18
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 359
Calories from Fat: 243

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
Carbohydrates 53g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Saturated Fat 16g
Calories 359kcal
Cholesterol 50mg
Protein 10g
Sodium 33mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.