One 8 inch Fudge Cake Layer

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Jan. 10, 2012


Unsweetened chocolate square 1
Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sifted
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Shortening 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sour cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Hot water 2 Tablespoon



1) Preheat the oven to 350F.

2) Grease a 8X1 1/2-inch layer cake pan and lightly dust it with flour.


3) In a double broiler, melt the chocolate over hot water. Allow the chocolate to cool down.

4) Into a large bowl, sift together sugar, soda and salt. Mix in shortening and sour cream. Beat the mixture for 2 minutes using an electric mixer on MEDIUM.

5) Next, add in the egg, vanilla and melted chocolate along with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Beat the mixture for 2 more minutes.

6) Transfer the mixture into the baking pan.

7) Bake for about 35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes.

8) Transfer the cake onto a cooling rack and let cool down completely.


9) Serve the One 8 Inch Fudge Cake Layer frosted with chocolate fudge syrup, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2047Calories from Fat 850

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g149.2%

Saturated Fat 37 g185%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1825 mg76.04%

Total Carbohydrates 282 g94%

Dietary Fiber 20 g80%

Sugars 154 g

Protein 33 g66%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet