Fudge cake
A chocolate fudge cake
Main ingredientsChocolate cake

A fudge cake is a chocolate cake, which, despite its name, does not contain fudge. It instead seeks to mirror the taste of chocolate fudge.[1] It is commonly eaten at celebrations, parties, or gatherings.


Variations include pudding fudge cake, made with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips. When made with additional chocolate, the recipe is sometimes known as "Death by Chocolate".[2]

"Fudge cake" is also a term in the American South to refer to a dense, single-layer chocolate cake served with or without icing. It is similar to a brownie, although more moist with more chocolate.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "What is chocolate fudge?". www.hotelchocolat.com. Retrieved 2023-04-02.
  2. ^ "Cadbury.co.uk - Chocolate Treats - American Fudge Cake". Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-02-14.
  3. ^ See generally, The Memphis Cookbook, Junior League of Memphis Cookbook, Memphis, TN(1952), By the Board, Ladies Hermitage Association, Nashville, TN (1973)