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5 from 1 vote

Ghirardelli Grand Fudge Cake

Rich chocolate cake with a delicate crumb.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Judy Purcell


  • 2        cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4    cup  Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1         teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1         teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2     teaspoon  salt
  • 1         cup  butter , softened
  • 1 3/4  cups  sugar
  • 2         teaspoons  vanilla
  • 2         large eggs
  • 1 1/3   cups  whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans or place a round of parchment in the bottom of each cake pan and butter the sides. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low, and add vanilla and eggs one at a time, scraping bowl after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and milk (starting and ending with the flour mixture), while mixing on low speed. Continue to mix until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before frosting.


Yield: 2 layer, 9 inch cake
Serves 16


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg