Triple-Fudge Cake

Need a triple delicious cake to take? Here's a rich and homey chocolate cake that travels well.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 15

1/3
cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3/4
cup applesauce
2
eggs
1/2
cup chopped pecans

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave condensed milk and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until chocolate is softened; stir until smooth, and set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat dry cake mix and oil with electric mixer on low speed about 15 seconds or until crumbly; reserve 3/4 cup. Add applesauce and eggs to remaining mixture; beat on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally (batter will be thick and grainy). Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread batter in pan.
  • 4 Drop melted chocolate mixture by teaspoonfuls over batter, dropping more around edge than in center. Stir remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and the pecans into reserved cake mixture; crumble over batter.
  • 5 Bake 37 to 43 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Store covered.

Expert Tips

If you have milk chocolate or white baking chips on hand, you can use them as part of the 1/2 cup chocolate chips stirred into the reserved cake mixture.

Serve cake with an easy fudge sauce. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons whipping cream.

Looking for a way to use leftover sweetened condensed milk? Try Easy Caramel Apple Dip: In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Heat over medium-low heat until hot and bubbly, stirring constantly; continue to cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon milk or apple juice. Serve warm with apple slices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.