Easy Fudge Layer Cake

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This recipe holds true to its name: It's supereasy to make.
18 servings


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Cooking spray
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups skim milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup Dutch process or unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs


Prepare the Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting; cover and chill.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; set pans aside.

Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; beat at low speed of a mixer 30 seconds or until ingredients are moist. Beat mixture at medium speed 2 minutes or until well-blended.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Sharply tap pans once on the counter to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pans 5 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen layers from sides of pans using a narrow metal spatula, and turn out onto wire racks. Peel off wax paper, and cool completely.

Place 1 cake layer on a plate, and spread with 1/2 cup Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; spread remaining frosting on sides and top of cake. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 283
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 5.4 g
Carbohydrate 48.3 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 218 mg
Calcium 65 mg