Did someone say cake? Yeup meee! Old bean brought some fudge home from work the other day and while we don’t mind fudge every once in a while…sometimes it gets waayyyy too sweet for us so instead of throwing all of it away, I decided to come up with a plan to re-purpose it! I thought about it for a few hours and tried to think of everything chocolately I could think of. Then after a few hit and miss ideas…I decided to go with making chocolate cake! I mean…typically chocolate cake already has butter, sugar, chocolate chips and cocoa powder in it…and that’s basically what the fudge is made out of so why not try to add the fudge into the batter instead and see what happens right? Well, I’ll tell you what happened…a piece of soft, moist chocolate cake did! Recipe success!
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons flax + 6 tablespoons water (or 2 eggs)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
1 cup fudge of choice softened
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Cream the coconut oil/butter and sugar together until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in fudge.
2. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then add in the milk and vanilla before folding in the chopped walnuts.
3. Bake at 350F for 25 – 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when pierced through the middle
I can’t believe I didn’t think of this any sooner because I don’t think I’ve made cake that came out this soft in a long long time. I mean look at how nice the crumb on it looks and adding the walnuts for texture made it all the better. Well, I’m a texture kinda gal so I like having it in there but if you’re not then feel free to opt out but trust me, you’ll be missing out!