Mama's Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

Gail Welch


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
40 Min


  • 2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    hershey's cocoa
  • 1 c
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    wesson oil
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Mama's Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake


  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.
    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.

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About Mama's Famous Chocolate Fudge Cake

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

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