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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Owen’s first birthday was yesterday!  He really enjoyed eating and playing with this Chocolate Fudge Cake.  Owen got everything a 1 year old could ever want: a floaty balloon, a strawberry banana smoothie for lunch, a new tooth and Chocolate Fudge Cake.  At my house we always joke that the first birthday is that magical day when you are now able to eat delicious things like chocolate.  At one year old we say goodbye to that forbidden list of foods for kids under 12 months.  This Chocolate Fudge Cake is super moist and delicious.  Happy Birthday Owen!



2 Cups Sugar
1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Boiling Water

Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
1 ½ Squares Bakers Chocolate
3 Tablespoons Water
3 Tablespoons Butter
12 Large Marshmallows
1 1/3 Cups Powdered Sugar



Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes with an electric mixer to combine.  Stir in the boiling water.  Pour into the cake pan(s).

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes.  Let cool completely before frosting.


Prepare the frosting:

In a large bowl, microwave the chocolate, butter, water and marshmallows until melted.  Heat in short intervals, stirring frequently.  Cool in freezer for a few minutes.

Sift in the powdered sugar and stir to combine.

An alternative way of preparing this frosting is to mix in a high powered blender, like a Vitamix.  Combine the chocolate, butter, water and marshmallows and blend to combine.  Add the powdered sugar and blend until smooth.

Yield: 1 Cake

*Note: This can be made in two 9 inch cake pans.  Double the frosting to allow enough to cover completely.

-Recipe adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens

Super Easy Fudge

This is the easiest and quickest fudge I’ve ever made!  Super delicious too!  This recipe was adapted from an AllRecipes.com recipe.

6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon + a pinch Kosher Salt

Line a 9×9 in dish or a pie plate with foil.  Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.

Spread into the prepared dish.  Cover and refrigerate until cooled completely.

Cut into squares to serve.

Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge

This is a great way to use up all those leftover candy canes you just pulled off your Christmas tree!  I had made this fudge for a bake sale at my church, so that is why they are packaged so beautifully.  This recipe came from a Woman’s Day magazine.

4 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (two 12oz pkgs)
2 Cans (14 oz each) Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tablespoons Cold Unsalted Butter
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
2/3 Cup Crushed Candy Canes (about 8 )

Line a 9×13 inch casserole dish with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Stir frequently until chocolate is completely melted.  Add the butter, vanilla and salt.  Stir until butter is melted and combined.

Evenly spread the chocolate mixture in the prepared dish.  Sprinkle with the crushed candy canes and press lightly to help them stick.  Refrigerate until firm.  At least 3 hours, but overnight is best.

Cut into small squares to serve.