Mama's Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

Gail Welch

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@sugarshack

This recipe was given to my mom by a neighbor, Maxine Welch, (no relation) in 1966 when we lived in Pasadena, TX. The neighborhood mothers and children would get together and go to the park occasionally for a picnic. The cake was still hot when served and made quite an unforgettable impression. We've been making it ever since.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa
1 c
water
2 large
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
soda
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
wesson oil
1 stick
butter
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine Flour and Sugar in large bowl. Set aside.
2
Combine Cocoa, Water, Oil and Butter in saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over flour and sugar mixture.
3
Put soda into buttermilk. Set aside.
4
Mix in beaten eggs and vanilla into batter. Stir in buttermilk and mix well.
5
Pour in greased and floured sheet cake pan. Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Frost while Hot.
6
CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING:
Bring 4 tbsp. Cocoa, 1 stick Butter and 4 tbsp Milk to boil over low heat in 2 qt saucepan. Add 1 box Powdered Sugar and mix well. Add 1/2 cup chopped Pecans and pour on cake while hot. NOTE: The pecans may be added on top of frosted cake or omitted completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy