Chocolate-Glazed Fudge Cake

If you think chocolate is the perfect food, this cake is for you--sultry and rich, with semisweet frosting and just a touch of hazelnuts.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
cup butter
16
oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
2
teaspoons vanilla
6
eggs, lightly beaten

Glaze

1/4
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped

Garnish

2
tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts (filberts)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch round cake pan. In medium saucepan, melt butter and 16 oz. chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Gently stir in eggs until well combined. Pour into greased pan. Place cake pan in 13x9-inch pan; add warm water until 1 inch deep.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Remove cake pan from water bath; place on wire rack. Cool 40 minutes.
  • 3 Carefully run knife around edge of pan; invert cake onto wire rack. Cool an additional 20 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine whipping cream, corn syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add 3 oz. chocolate; stir until melted and smooth.
  • 5 Place cake on serving platter. Place pieces of waxed paper under cake to catch drips. Slowly pour glaze over top and sides of cake to cover. With narrow metal spatula, smooth glaze over cake. Sprinkle hazelnuts around top edge of cake. When glaze is set, remove waxed paper. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    335
    (
    Calories from Fat
    225),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    12%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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