Mom’s Chocolate Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

I promised Kit @ Blogging Dangerously a cake recipe. The easiest way to share a recipe is to blog about it right?

My mom makes the best Chocolate cake in the world and this is her recipe. The frosting is like chocolate ganache and renders this cake decadent and delicious. To make the frosting you need simple syrup. Fear not! The recipe for the syrup is included at the bottom. I keep a bottle of the stuff around at all times now. Perfect for sweetening iced tea and necessary for making Glossy Fudge Frosting.

MOM’S Chocolate Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

preheat oven to 365

  • 10 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon soda
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups flour
In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients in the order given. Mix well and bake in a 9 x 12 greased pan for 35 minutes. Adjust oven temperature next time you make this until it bakes perfectly in 35 minutes.
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine (just enough of a baker to know you can sub vegetable or similar light flavored oil)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • OPTIONAL: a dollop of peanut butter or a dash of almond extract adds an extra layer of flavor if you wish

Bring the simple syrup and butter/oil to a boil. Add chocolate chips and stir until chips are melted, then frost your delicious, moist chocolate cake.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
Combine in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes.  Pour into any jar or bottle of your choosing and lid up. Store in the refrigerator.

2 comments on “Mom’s Chocolate Cake with Glossy Fudge Frosting

  1. Jackie says:

    Oh my! This sounds amazing!! And I’ve never made ganache with simple syrup either… always heavy cream and chocolate!


    • debseeman says:

      Having never made ganache I couldn’t tell you how it’s officially made, but this frosting reminds be of a not so thick/fudgy version of it. It’s glossy and pretty. Wish I could find a pic to post w/blogpost.


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