Linda’s fudge cake recipe is easy to make and delicious. The ingredients are simple; you’ll need flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, or vanilla beans if you have them available to you.
You will also need buttermilk for this recipe so take note of that when getting your other ingredients together.
Once the dry ingredients are mixed in with the wet, it’s time to pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
If you’re looking for something moist and tasty, then Linda’s fudge cake recipe is perfect!
Linda’s Fudge Cake Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour.
- 1 cup granulated sugar.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.
- 3/4 teaspoon salt.
- 2 eggs, beaten.
- 1 cup milk (I use skim).
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract OR seeds from one vanilla bean.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it evenly over the bottom of the dish.
3. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (a little crumb on it is fine, don’t overbake).
4. Let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or slightly warm.
1. The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup butter; I use non-stick spray instead.
2. If you have vanilla beans available to you, you can scrape the seeds into the mix at step 2. You remove all of the strings around the bean before adding it to the batter; scoop them out.
3. I’ve made it without the buttermilk before, and it still tastes great, just not as light and fluffy because of all the baking powder/leavening in there already.
4. The original recipe says to spread the batter evenly over the pan with a spatula, really drop spoonfuls of batter over the pan. I typically use a 1/4 cup measure to distribute it evenly.
5. It says to bake for 40 minutes, but this depends on your oven and how thick the batter is spread out in your pan(s). Just make sure you check with a toothpick every few minutes until it’s done. For me, it normally takes 35-40 minutes, but it also depends on how many pans I make at the same time.
|Nutrition AmountCalories 143.5KCALCarbohydrates26gFiber 0.7gNet Carbohydrates 25.3gProtein 3.2gFat 1.9gSugar Alcohols 0g|
Can I Use Baking Soda Instead Of Baking Powder?
Yes, absolutely! Just keep in mind that the baking soda to react in a recipe like this needs an acid to do so. A recipe like this with baking powder in the batter will make your muffins/cake denser but still taste great.
Can I Use Buttermilk Instead Of Milk?
You can buy powdered buttermilk or make your own with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup total. If you can’t find buttermilk at your grocery store, it’s easy to make your own with milk and a little lemon juice or vinegar.
Can I Use Coconut Flour Instead Of All-Purpose Flour?
Although I haven’t done this before, you can try, so I don’t know how it will turn out. I would imagine you’d have to adjust the amount of milk/sweetener needed just a little bit.
How Long Do These Keep For At Room Temperature?
About 4-5 days, but they never last that long in our house!
Are Sweeteners Interchangeable?
Yes, absolutely! You can use whatever form of sugar/sweetener you like. I used to use granulated Swerve but recently switched back to regular sugar for a more flexible recipe with onions and berries in the mix.
Is It Safe To Freeze This Recipe?
Yes! I typically cut out individual servings in wax paper and plastic wrap. This way, when you want to eat/heat a single serving, it’s already there for you.
What’s pictured up there is a slice/serving of the cake with butter and sour cream microwaved together. It brings out the texture and flavor of the cake!
Linda’s Fudge Cake Recipe is a great dessert that will help you enjoy the holiday season.
This recipe has been passed down through generations, and now it can be shared with your loved ones as well! Visit our website to learn more about this delicious, old-fashioned cake.
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