Busy Day Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 16, 2015

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One of the best Chocolate Cakes out there with truly decadent Fudge Frosting! You won’t believe how easy it is to make!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: One 8''x 8'' cake


To make cake:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a 8""x8"" square pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, soda, salt and cocoa).

In another mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (oil, water, vanilla and vinegar).

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk together until smooth.

Pour the batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 23 to 28 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted into few place in the cake comes out clean. (Out of toothpicks? Use an uncooked spaghetti noodle!)

Cool in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting:

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Take off the heat.

Whisk in cocoa and sour cream/Greek yogurt.

Place back on the burner and cook just until it starts to bubble.

Alternately, you can melt the butter in a microwave safe dish, whisk in the cocoa powder and Greek yogurt and cook for 10 to 15 more seconds, just until it starts to bubble.

Transfer the mixture into a bowl.

Sift the sugar over the bowl and whisk it in.

Add vanilla and mix well.

Let the frosting cool for 10 minutes.

Spread over the cake.

It will set more as it cools.


For the Cake:

1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1 c granulated sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 c vegetable or canola oil

1 c water

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

For the frosting:

1/4 c unsalted butter

4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

3 Tbsp sour cream or Greek yogurt

1 and 1/2 c confectioners' sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract