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Frosted Fudge Cake

This Frosted Fudge Cake is a full size version of the classic Little Debbie snack cakes. The chocolate cake is soft and chocolaty and the filling is creamy and rich!

A slice of frosted fudge cake on a plate.

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I teamed up with my friends at Imperial Sugar again this month for this recipe…when we were brainstorming ideas for April’s recipe, Frosted Fudge Cakes came up…how delicious are those little individual snack cakes? And while I am all about a single serving dessert, we ALL know single serving dessert MAKING can sometimes be tedious.

I have never shied away from taking the easy way out when it comes to sweets. The faster it can get from the mixing bowl into my mouth is the path I will choose. So we decided to turn those sweet, fudge cakes into…well…one GIANT fudge cake.

I mean, right?

As with any layer cake, there are a few steps here, but fear not… it’s just a cake with frosting. You can get behind that, right?

Frosted fudge cake with a slice missing to show the layers.

The frosting is creamy and smooth and the cake is chocolaty and soft. It’s really the perfect chocolate cake…AND making it a 9×13 pan seems more friendly than a tall layer cake.

Yes, I just called this cake friendly.

The cake itself is easy. Just mix up your simple cake batter and bake it in your pan.

Baked fudge cake on a wire rack.

Let it cool completely and then using a serrated knife, cut it in half. You could also bake the cake in two separate 9×13 pans, diving the batter if the idea of cutting this large of a cake in half scares you.

I am just lazy and didn’t want to wash two pans. I know, I know.

A serrated knife is used to cut the baked chocolate cake into two layers.

When you have your cake in half go ahead and make your frosting. Beware, though, this frosting is crazy delish. It’s both light and rich at the same time…creamy and chocolaty. Ugh, I love it.

The one thing you will have to do, though is divide your frosting. You will use the same batch to fill, frost and decorate, so just remember that. The filling will be thicker straight from the mixing bowl, perfect to fill the cake…

Chocolate frosting is spread overtop of a layered fudge cake.

Carefully place the top layer of cake on the frosting…

Layers of chocolate cake with creamy chocolate filling.

And then I thinned some more of the frosting with a little milk to make the outer frosting smoother, to mimic the look of the Little Debbie Cakes. You absolutely don’t have to do this, but I thought it made it look pretty.

Chocolate frosting is spread overtop of a layered chocolate cake.

THEN with the little bit of frosting you have leftover, pipe it on in swirlies… There is no rhyme or reason to the swirls, just use a piping bag, or a zip-top bag wit the corner cut off and make figure-eights all over the top. I took a toothpick and swirled the swirls. The more swirls the better.

Chocolate frosted cake with swirls of icing.

Then just eat the dang thing.

Frosted fudge cake with a slice missing to show the layers.

And unlike Little Debbie’s there’s no unwrapping necessary! So good!


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13 comments on “Frosted Fudge Cake”

  1. I know I’m sending this out years later, but was wanting to get the recipe and the link that you had for it over at Imperial Sugar doesn’t work anymore. Anyway to get this recipe elsewhere? Thank you

    1. Sorry you are having issues! The link works fine on my end. But if you are having trouble you can hop over to the Imperial site and just search Frosted Fudge Cake!

  2. This cake looks beautiful, I would love a piece right now. I’m definitely going to give this ago as I love the flavor combination.

  3. So going to make this! One time I took a 9 x 13 cake and cut it in half in the middle and stacked it to make a 2 layered rectangle cake – just on a whim, you see. Everyone was enthralled with how I made that cake!! HaHa!

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