Unleavened Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Unleavened Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

A two-layer chocolate cake with a rich fudge frosting!


12 servings


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Frosting ingredients:

2 cups white sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. To make the cake, cream the sugar, butter, and eggs with an electric mixer on high until well-beaten.
Stir in flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Batter will be thick, like brownie batter.

2. Grease and flour a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan (baking pan with 1-inch sides). You could use two 8- or 9-inch cake pans instead, if you wished. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or just until cake tests done with a toothpick or fork.

3. Place cake (in the pan) on a cooling rack, cover with a clean towel, and allow to cool completely.

4. Cut cake in half, trimming sides if necessary, so that the two pieces can be stacked on a serving tray or platter.

5. Make frosting by combining frosting ingredients in a sauce pan and heating over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil and then boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

6. Using an electric mixer, beat frosting on high until it starts to thicken to a frosting consistency. The frosting will continue to thicken as it continues to cool, so don't beat it too long.

7. Once it is spreadable, spread half of the frosting over the first layer of the cooled cake, working quickly. Place the second piece of cake on top and insert a few toothpicks if desired, to keep the cake layers from shifting. Finish frosting the cake.


Unleavened chocolate cake with fudge frosting



Unleavened chocolate cake with fudge frosting


Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a somewhat dry cake, and very chocolatey! The fudge frosting is the BEST -- very very yummy!! :) Cake rating - 5. Chocolate cake with leaven is a whole lot better. ;) Frosting rating: 10!


I made the fudge icing today as i needed an icing recipe fast, it turned out great!Everybody here loved it!!


Made this for my son's birthday this week - had to find an unleavened cake recipe and this was great! Since he loves coconut, I used German Choc. frosting. I think I'll be using this cake for my daughter's bday as well, even though it's not during DUB. It will be great as an ice cream cake! Since you said it was a little dry, took it out a couple minutes early and it was perfect. Even better the next day. Thanks so much for the recipe! Am enjoying going through your website and have found more recipes I want to try.

Oh, I forgot - I used two 9-inch cake pans and my cake seemed to be a little thicker than the one pictured. Looked almost like a leavened cake!


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