Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake

A great many things happen whenever chocolate cakes are around 😉 chocolate-y chocolate super moist fudge cake that just melts in your mouth, satisfying all your chocolate needs and cravings.

This recipe  is such an easy, failproof, no fuss extra moist and rich chocolate cake that everyone in my family LOVED and I know that anyone who makes it will love it too. The textures and flavours are just heavenly! It’s truly one of those chocolate cakes that make you happy, the perfect indulgence 😍.

The batter is thin, very much like my ultra moist chocolate cupcakes, this creates that desirable super moist and tender crumb, making the cake nice and fudgy.

Just like with those cupcakes, you start by whisking the cocoa powder, baking soda with the boiling water. This is called  blooming and what it does is bring out the chocolate flavour making the cake extra chocolate-y.

I filled and frosted this cake with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting but it can literally be frosted with anything at all, peanut butter frosting is insane with it!

It’s a lovely and delicate cake which is why frosting it with different flavours works well even just plain old whipped cream 😋

Rich, extra moist and pure chocolatey-ness! The perfect chocolate lover’s dream 💙

Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Linda @thedutchbaker

8 – 10


Makes 1 double layered 9 inch, triple layered 8 inch cake or a 9 x 13 inch cake.

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  • 2 cups (250gms) flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup (72gms) cocoa powder*

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup (250mls) boiling water

  • 1 1/2 cup (300gms) sugar**

  • 1 cup (250mls) oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup (125gms) yoghurt

  • 1/2 cup (125mls) milk

  • For the frosting
  • 225 gms (1 cup + 2 tablespoons) butter (I use half salted and half unsalted)

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (60gms) cocoa powder

  • 3 cups (375gms) icing sugar

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup (60 – 80 mls) warm water, not HOT water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or to taste

  • Salt to taste if not using salted butter


  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour cake tins and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and baking soda then pour the boiling water on top and whisk well until bubbles subside and mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar(s), oil, eggs and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Pour in the cocoa/water mixture and whisk well.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and add a 1/3 of this dry mix to the batter. Stir in the yoghurt followed by another 1/3 amount of the dry mix then pour in the milk followed by the rest of the dry mix. Whisk until batter is smooth and well combined. Batter will be thin.
  • Divide batter evenly between cake tins and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool slightly in cake tins before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting
  • Whisk butter on high speed until creamy, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Add in the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Add in the icing sugar 1 cup at a time whisking between each addition.
  • Pour in the warm water until desired consistency is reached. Whisk frosting smooth until creamy. Add in vanilla to taste and salt if needed.
  • Fill and frost cooled cakes and topped with chopped chocolates.


  • *Add an extra 1/4 cup cocoa powder for a deeper chocolate flavour.
  • **I always use 1 cup (200gms) white sugar and 1/2 cup (100gms) soft brown sugar.

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  1. Yummmmmm!!! Definitely trying this recipe out!

    1. Thank you!! I know you’ll love it! 😊 Thanks for your sweet comment ❤

  2. Yap, I thing this will help my chocolate craving for a little while 😉

    1. Oh it will definitely satisfy all of your cravings! 😄 thanks for your sweet comment xx

  3. oh wow…my birthday is coming up next month..might make this xx

    1. This is definitely a birthday treat kind of cake! 😉 thanks for your lovely comment xx

  4. Hi Linda, that cake looks incredible.
    Just letting you know that I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award.
    I will just leave the link down below to the post. I hope you accept it (:

  5. I am really pleased you posted this. I have been wanting a lovely moist fudge cake, and now I have one 🙂
    I have found that cakes with boiling water and oil, just turn out amazingly well and are incredibly moist.
    It is my husbands birthday at the end of the month, I may just treat him to this cake, if he is good. Hahahaha.
    By the way, don’t stress about your pictures they are great. Thanks for this my friend <3

    1. Thank you Lynne 🙂 I really appreciate your amazing comments and all of your support! Yup cakes that include boiling water and oil are the ones who get that beautiful and delicate crumb texture, making the cake super moist! 🙂 This is a perfect birthday cake treat and it’s super easy to make! 🙂 thank you again my friend ❤❤

  6. Are the ones that* get not who hahaha cakes aren’t people 😳😛

  7. Looks delicious and yummy I love ❤️ so much chocolate cake

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I love chocolate cake too, it’s the best! 🙂

  8. I will have to try it

    1. I know you will love it! 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment xx

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