I have to start off by saying that I am not a baker. I can not bake if my life depended on it. So please no judging on my baking skills. No, I did not bake the cake from scratch, it is box cake. DON'T JUDGE ME! I am ashamed of it already as I hate cooking anything out of a box or a jar. I hope you can forgive me... My mom has been making this chocolate fudge since I can remember, and it has always been a major hit whenever we bring out this box cake. It's a super easy recipe, you do have to dedicate about 20 minutes sitting with it. I'll explain;
By all means use whatever type of cake or box cake you like, myself I use Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Cake. Follow the instructions on the back of the box and have ingratiates as follows.
For the chocolate fudge you will need;
- 1 Can of condensed milk.
- 1 Can of evaporated milk.
- Coco powder.
Before you can start on the good stuff, take a cup or a mug and add 1 tsp of coco powder then add very little water (you can always add more as you go). The goal is, you want to turn the coco into a paste. Once thick, you can move on to the next step.
To make the fudge is super easy, like I said, you do have to sit with it for about 20 minutes and continuously stir it. Take a small to medium sized pot, use 1 can of condensed milk, 1/2 can of evaporated milk, and stir. Then add the coco paste. This is the part where you will sit and stir the mixture, get comfy, bring a chair.
Probably the most important part, pay attention, while on medium heat the fudge will thicken and boil. You want to watch it and make sure it doesn't boil over. My recommendation is to lift the pot off the heat once it starts to rise, once down, bring it back to the heat all while continuing to stir. As it cooks you will notice the fudge will turn a darker brown, and here's the tip, you will know it is done when as you stir it and you can see the bottom of the pot.
So now that your cake is ready and so is the fudge, its time to put them together! My mom taught me a special trick, to add the fudge right in the middle of the cake. You will need a long thread/string. Wrap around the cake and cross strings at one end, grab opposite ends and slowly pull. See image below:
Take a separate plate and gently slide it between the two half's. On the bottom half pour over the fudge. Then again place back the top half of your cake, once back together pour over the rest of the fudge.
And voila! Enjoy!!