One-Pan Fudge Cake

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings

A super-easy fudge cake that's perfect with a dusting of powdered sugar.

One-Pan Fudge Cake
Candace Floyd


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 8-inch square cake pan.
  2. Melt butter, sugar and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. When melted, add flour, salt and baking powder. Stir well. Add eggs, vanilla and pecans, if using. Stir well and pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into squares while hot. Let cool in pan. When cool, dust top with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from The Junior League of Nashville’s Nashville Seasons (1964).



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