Fudge Layer Cake

This decadent cake is creamy-smooth and buttery. It literally melts in your mouth and leaves you swooning for more! Sprinkle frosted cake with chocolate shavings.

Fudge Layer Cake


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl.

2 In a separate bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and white and brown sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. At low speed, begin by adding a little of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Alternate with buttermilk until all are blended together. Start and end with flour.

3 Line bottoms of 2 9-inch pans with waxed paper; grease and flour. Pour batter in.

4 Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 25-30 minutes. Test with toothpick. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning onto racks to cool completely.

5 To Make Frosting: Cream together 3/4 cup butter and confectioners’ sugar. Slowly add melted chocolate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cake.


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