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Chocolate Wedding Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake perfect for weddings, grooms’ cakes, birthdays, and anywhere else that calls for a celebration of all things chocolate!
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate birthday cake, Chocolate wedding cake, groom's cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 Cake
Calories 627kcal
Author Beth Mueller


Chocolate Fudge Cake

  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup dark special cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup strong brewed coffee room temperature
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil

White Buttercream Icing


  • Chocolate Fudge Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
  • Prepare a 9 X 13 baking pan by spraying with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Place cake mix, flour, cocoa, and sugar into the bowl of stand mixer. Mix just until combined.
  • Add coffee, yogurt, eggs, and oil. Add vanilla extract now if using.
  • Mix on low speed until combined.
  • Turn mixer to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pan and place in preheated 325 degree F oven.
  • Set timer for 35 minutes. If you begin to smell the cake before the timer goes off, check the cake by sticking a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs but no wet batter, the cake is done and it needs to be removed from the oven.
  • Once the timer goes off, and you have not removed the cake already because it was done, check the cake for doneness by using the toothpick method.
  • If the cake is not done after 35 minutes, continue cooking the cake and checking for doneness every 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how wet the toothpick was when testing the cake.
  • When cake is done, remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
  • White Buttercream Icing

  • Place butter and shortening in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Using the blade attachment, mix on medium high for 5 minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and mix on slow until all sugar is incorporated.
  • Mix milk, extracts, and salt in a small bowl.
  • With mixer turned off, add milk mixture to icing.
  • Turn mixer to slow and mix until incorporated.
  • Turn mixer to high and allow to run for 5 minutes.
  • Test icing for consistency. If you want a thinner icing, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time and mix for 1 minute.


Greek yogurt can be substituted with sour cream.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 35.7g | Saturated Fat: 129g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 466mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9.8g