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Mother's Best Fudge Cake


This is my all-time favorite chocolate cake.

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  • 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk


Servings 10


Step 1

Combine chocolate, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk and beaten egg in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture thickens, cool.

Cream together shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with 2/3 cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat after each addition.

Blend in cooled chocolate mixture. Bake in 2 9-inch round cake pans at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done.


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