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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 pound dark chocolate or 2⅔ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter unsalted
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot water


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Grease an 8-inch cake pan and line the bottom with parchment. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan set over low heat or in a microwave, melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring till smooth.
  • Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, then add the flour, sugar, and hot water, stirring till smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites till stiff but not dry. Fold them into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes (the cake won't look done in the center).
  • Remove the cake from the oven, leaving it in the pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Remove the cake from the pan, place it on a plate, and serve topped with sweetened whipped cream.