Frosted Fudge Cake

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack 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!

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 ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

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.

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

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.

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

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…

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

Carefully place the top layer of cake on the frosting…

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

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.

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack 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.

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

Then just eat the dang thing.

Frosted Fudge Cake ~ A full size spin on the classic Little Debbie Snack Cake!

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

 

Hop over to IMPERIAL SUGAR for the FULL RECIPE!

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Amelie Moore

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.

Dianna
Dianna

For cutting cowards how long would you bake it if you use two 9 x 13 pans?

Jenny Flake

Drop dead gorgeous chocolate cake! I could eat that whole cake right now, lol!

Lisa McDowell
Lisa McDowell

Girl, you are my best friend! I could eat this whole cake!

Cookbook Queen

Just what my life has always been lacking. YES!!!

Georgia
Georgia

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!

Amber
Amber

I just ordered your book this morning from B&N! I can’t wait to get it next week!

Angela @ Delectable

Looks delicious! My hubby would love this 🙂

Trina and Tina

Little Debbie is so nostalgic! Looking at this cake brings back wonderful memories of our childhood. Can’t wait to make and reminisce! Thanks!
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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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