Eric requested a Chocolate Fudge Cake for his birthday. I thought about this for a few days. I wanted to combine brownies and chocolate cake. I made my favorite Chocolaty Brownie and Chocolate Cake recipes. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to combine the batters. I was thinking I could swirl the two of them together. I called Kent in the kitchen for his engineering mind advice. 🙂 He suggested I put the brownie batter on the bottom (being that is the heaviest batter) and the chocolate cake batter on top. I took his advise and ran with it. Here is what I did;
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sprayed and floured a 9×13 baking pan
Spread out the Brownie batter on bottom of pan. Topped with Chocolate Cake batter. Baked for 50 minutes.
Let the cake rest for 10 minutes while I made the Chocolate Ganache
Buttermilk Chocolate Frosting
2 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons softened butter
3-4 Tablespoons buttermilk (no buttermilk? Use 3-4 Tablespoons of softened butter and 2-3 Tablespoons milk)
2-3 Tablespoons cocoa (depends on how chocolaty you want the frosting)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
I use my stand up mixer to blend together.
This cake was awesome! We all loved it. Well, except Kent – he thinks we overkill on the chocolate. What does he know! 😉
This may not be simple but it sure was delicious. Happy Birthday Eric! Love you very much!!