Friday, December 31, 2010

Fastest Fudge Cake

I have been not able to blog lately, thanks to the holidays. We went skiing in Wisconsin, caught up with friends and had a hell of a time. Couple of days back, I made this fudge cake in under 30 minutes. I was running short on time and had hardly enough time on hand to bake a cake for friend's birthday. I found this amazing recipe in a book called 'Birthday Cakes'. The cake came out super moist and yumm. Couldn't really capture a nice picture of the cake as we were getting late.
All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick), melted and warm
Brown Sugar - 11/4 cups, firmly packed
Large Eggs - 2
Hot Water - 1/2 cup

Method of Ingredients:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F, position the rack in the lower third of the oven. Butter the bottom of an 8 inch square or 9 inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Use a whisk to blend the ingredients. If the cocoa remains lumpy, sift the mixture.
3. In a large bowl, combine the warm melted butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence and beat until well blended.
4. Add the flour mixture all at once. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir just until all the flour mixture gets moistened. 
5. Pour the hot water over the mixture all at once. Stir just until the water is incorporated and the batter becomes smooth.
6. Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the cake pan to a wire rack and let the cake cool for about 10 minutes. You can unmold the cake onto a wire rack or leave the cake in the pan and frost only the top of the cake.

Ingredients For Frosting:
Butter - 5 tbsp
Granulated Sugar - 3/4 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 2/3 cup
Salt - a pinch
Heavy Cream - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp

Method of Preparation:
1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the granulated sugar, cocoa and salt. Gradually stir in the cream. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and hot but not boiling.
2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool until thickened to spreading consistency.
3. Frost the top of the cake and enjoy.


  1. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!yummy!!!!!!!!!bookmarked!!!!

  2. Wishing u a happy and prosperous new year to u and ur family..Wonderful looking cake,so tempting..

  3. am so drooling here sujana--this recipe sounds fun ! Have a Great 2011 !!

  4. delicious cake
    happy new year to you and family

  5. can you tell me how much in weight or spoons what a stick is??? I would love to try it for my visiting sons 28th birthday.
    Also please spare a thought for our devasting floods in Queensland Australia which cover an area twice the size of Texas. I cried when I saw the news tonight

  6. Hey Chris, 1 stick of butter equals 8 tbsp or 1/2 cup. I am so sorry to hear about the floods in Queensland, my heart goes out to the affected victims.



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