There’s something magical about the Midnight Fudge Cake that makes it a beloved dessert in our family. The first time I made it, the aroma of chocolate filled the house, drawing everyone to the kitchen. The combination of fudgy brownie and moist chocolate cake, swirled together and topped with hot fudge, was an instant hit. It’s not just a cake; it’s a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Whenever we have a family gathering or a special occasion, this cake is requested. It’s decadent, rich, and absolutely delicious – a true testament to the joy of baking and sharing.


For the Cake:

  • 1 box Ultimate Fudge brownie mix
  • 1 box Triple chocolate cake mix
  • Ingredients required for both cake and brownies (as listed on the box or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • 1 jar Hot Fudge topping


Preparing the Batters:

  1. Brownie Batter: In a medium bowl, prepare the brownie batter as directed on the box or your chosen recipe.
  2. Cake Batter: In a separate medium bowl, make the cake mix according to the instructions on the box or your selected recipe.

Creating the Marbled Cake:

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease Pan: Ready a 9×13 baking pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  3. Layer Batters: Pour half the cake mixture into the pan, then add half the brownie mixture on top.
  4. Swirl: Use a knife to gently swirl the mixtures together, creating a marbled effect.
  5. Bake: Cook in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until done.
  6. Cool: Let the cake cool for approximately 20 minutes after baking.

Adding the Finishing Touch:

  • Hot Fudge: Drizzle the desired amount of warm hot fudge over the cooled cake for a rich, glossy finish.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 12
  • Calories per serving: Approximately 350 calories

Preparation Time

  • Total Time: 1 hour (including preparation and baking time)

Additional Tips

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.
  • Storing Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.


  1. Can I use homemade brownie and cake mix instead of box mixes? Yes, you can substitute with your favorite homemade brownie and cake recipes.
  2. How do I know when the cake is done? The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  3. Can I make this cake in advance? Yes, you can prepare the cake a day in advance. Just add the hot fudge topping before serving.
  4. Can I freeze the cake? Yes, the cake can be frozen without the hot fudge topping. Wrap it well and freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. Are there any variations to this recipe? You can add nuts or chocolate chips to the batter for added texture and flavor.