Chocolate Fudge Cake 

Chocolate fudge cake is a rich, dense, moist and fudgy chocolate cake topped with a creamy chocolate ganache frosting. This fudge cake recipe is easy to make in one bowl.

Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). Lightly grease and line a 9 x 9  inch (23 cm) cake pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Step 1:  

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave in 30 second increments, until melted and fully combined. While the melted chocolate and butter is still very warm, whisk in the sugar, oil and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.

Step 2:  

Whisk in the eggs until smooth and well combined once the mixture is closer to barely warm instead of hot. Alternate mixing dry ingredients, sour cream and hot coffee into the wet ingredients, starting and ending with the dry ingredients (dry, sour cream, dry, sour cream, dry, coffee, dry).

Step 3:  

Evenly spread the chocolate cake batter into the prepared pan.  The batter will look very similar to brownie batter. Bake the fudge chocolate cake for 40 - 50  minutes.

Step 4:  

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 - 15 minutes. For the fudgiest chocolate cake texture, I suggest transferring the cake to the fridge for at least 1 - 2 hours.

Step 5:  

Pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate and allow the chocolate to melt for about 3 minutes. Using a spoon or spatula, gently mix the heavy cream and chocolate until the chocolate has fully melted into the cream. Cover the ganache with plastic wrap and transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 - 2 hours or until the ganache is the consistency of chocolate pudding.

Step 6:  

Evenly spread the creamy chocolate ganache on top of the cooled melted chocolate fudge cake. Use the back of a small spoon to create some decorative swirls and swoops if you like! Slice and enjoy.

Step 7:  

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