Old-Fashioned Cocoa Fudge Cake | Schnucks

Old-Fashioned Cocoa Fudge Cake

Budget Friendly, Desserts, Oven-Baked

This recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream, with layers of rich, moist cake, and decadent fudge frosting.

1H 30M


This recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream, with layers of rich, moist cake, and decadent fudge frosting.


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Schnucks granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Schnucks cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Schnucks vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups black coffee
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (for frosting)
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (for frosting)
  • 1/2 cup shortening (for frosting)
  • 1/2 cup warm water, divided (for frosting)
  • 1 tsp. Schnucks vanilla extract (for frosting)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for frosting)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or one 13x9-inch pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda and cinnamon, stirring to blend well.
  3. Add oil, vanilla and warm coffee. Stir well to combine, 2 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar, stirring well to make sure there are no large lumps of flour in the batter. Rest 5 minutes to allow baking soda and vinegar to react and foam up a little.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Begin instructions for frosting icing: In a large bowl, combine 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 1/4 cups of cocoa powder with a whisk, 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of warm water, shortening and 1 tsp. vanilla extract, then whisk to combine until smooth, 3–5 minutes.
  7. Gradually add remaining warm water one spoonful at a time, whisking to combine, until icing reaches the right consistency for spreading.
  8. Assemble cooled cake, spreading icing in an even layer, as desired. Refrigerate before slicing, minimum 30 minutes, until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

597 CALORIES Per Serving

FAT: 24G








Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.