Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nana's Fudge Cake

For as long as I can remember, my Nana has been making this legendary chocolate cake. It is a favorite of everyone in our family, especially the boys. If you want to make your husband happy, this is the treat to bake. It isn't the prettiest cake in the whole world, y'all. We are from Texas after all, where things are bigger and better, not bigger and prettier. But once you get past the holes in the top you will understand that they are ingenius. They allow the rich, gooey frosting to seep through the entire cake, leaving it incredibly moist and fudgey. Oh, you will love it. If it came from Nana's kitchen, it's good...promise.

How to Make it:
Use any kind of yellow cake mix (except Duncan Hines). Prepare cake batter as directed on box, stirring in 1/2 pkg. chocolate chips. Bake until cake springs back when touched with finger and lightly brown. Try not to overcook. Punch holes in cake with fork or ice pick.

While your cake is baking....
mix in sauce pan:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. karo (white syrup)
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring to boil stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Let cool....beat while cooling. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar. Pour over cake while cake is still hot.
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36 comments:

  1. I want that in my belly right now! :) It's mid-afternoon snack time and my sweet tooth is kicking in.

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  2. What a cute blog you have! So glad you came over to check out Dwell on Joy! And this cake...looks SO good! Aren't our mothers and grandmothers recipes the best?! Next time I am at my parents, I'm going to hijack her recipes to dig in! Make sure you come share your favorite posts at my Friday link party :) Have a great Wednesday!!!

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  3. This looks so yummy! I must try it:)
    ~Anne

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  4. Why not Duncan Hines??

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  5. I'm not sure on the no Duncan Hines... I copied this directly from the recipe card. Maybe Nana had a bad experience?? Wish I had a better answer!

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    1. lol Nana knows best! Thanks for the reply.

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  6. yum, yum, yum!

    you make the most delicious looking dishes!!!

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  7. Oh Nana! Bless you! This looks so good..deff going to have to make this! Mmm, mmm, mmm!

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  8. Thank heavens for Nana's!! This looks like it is to die for! Who cares if it has holes in the top when it allows more ooey gooeyness to drizzle on down into the cake?

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  9. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out! We are following you now too! Thanks for checking out our blog!

    http://ohsoprettythediaries.blogspot.com

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  10. Pinning. Making. Mouth is watering! You can send some my way if you kiddos don't finish it :)

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  11. OH GOODNESS, Mouth watering!!!!!!!!!! Will be adding this to my to bake list.

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  12. Yum yum yum!!! That looks delicious!

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  13. I love that kind of icing! Yum!

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  14. yummorama!!!
    first the pretzels...now this!
    thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share, brittany!

    i need to learn how to bake :)
    xoxo
    maria <3

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  15. Wow that looks SO good! Gonna have to save this on Pinterest for the next time I need to bring a dessert to a dinner party!

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  16. This looks AMAZING!!! Pinning right now! :)

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  17. We call them poke cake and they are always good. Thanks for sharing your nanas cake. Looks great. Hope to see you on Friday at Bacon Time's anything goes linky.

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  18. I'm pinning this! I'd love for you to link it up to my party. Just for linking up you could win $20 of vintage jewelry from Parisienne Girl. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/01/will-craft-forfree-jewelry.html

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  19. I finally made something you've posted! I have a list of your recipes I was dying to try. This first of all looked amazing, I went through the list and just so happened to have every single thing in my kitchen (score!) and went right ahead and made it with some assistance from my girl. It was definetly heavenly! and the Mr. loved it too! thank you for such a wonderful recipe :)

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you guys liked it Ashlea!! I wish I had a little helper to assist me in the kitchen :)

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  20. I love Nutella! I'm going to have to try this one sometime! I'm pinning it. I found your like on the Something Swanky Link Party.

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    1. Oops, my bad. See I like Nutella so much that when I saw Nana's my mind changed it to Nutella, LOL This sounds really good nutella or not.

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  21. Yum, this looks awesome, I had to Pin it!

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  22. This looks so delicious! Now I am craving chocolate ;) Thanks for sharing them at my party!

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  23. I made this yesterday afternoon! We let it cool for an hour and it was pretty good. My little boy had 2 pieces. We had it for dessert tonight and it was oh my goodness, fudgy wonderfulness. You'd never know it had any yellow cake- so chocolately! Can't wait 'til tomorrow.

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    1. Ohhh you totally made my day! I'll call Nana tomorrow and tell her y'all enjoyed her wonderful cake :). Thank you for your sweet words!

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  24. The frosting is the best part! The whole cake, though, is delicious...a real home made tasting treat. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. This looks soooooooooooo good!! Don't have a yellow cake mix so I may have to use a white mix!!

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