Chocolate Miracle Whip Cake with Fudge Icing

This past Sunday I had two very good reasons to make this rich yummy chocolate cake. One, it was my hubby’s birthday, and two, it was also his first father’s day. And, the poor guy also had to spend the whole weekend studying for finals — he deserved a good cake. You can, of course, use regular old icing instead of the chocolate fudge icing recipe below, but the fudge icing is sooooooo delicious. Really. Beating it till the perfect consistency is always tricky, but it doesn’t really matter if it ends up a little too hard or a little too runny…it’s all good. 

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup miracle whip
1 cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients. Add miracle whip and mix well. Add cold water and vanilla and beat until fluffy and smooth. Pour into two 9” round cake pans and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Chocolate Fudge Icing (I double it):
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

In a stove top pot, combine all and over medium heat, bring to a boil. Boil for 2 -3 minutes. Let cool completely (30 minutes to an hour). Once cool, beat until the consistency becomes fudge like, but not too hard. Mix in vanilla and spread over cake. Enjoy.



  1. That looks amazing! I don’t know what Miracle whip is… Is it plain mayonnaise? What can I use instead? I would really like to try this recipe! 🙂 Thanks.

    1. Sorry for my tardy reply! I blame it on my recent return to work! Miracle whip is basically mayonnaise, so I’m sure you could make that switch easily. Hope it works our for you!

  2. I always double my frosting recipes too! There just never seems to be enough to go around if I don’t. I am a girl for my chocolate and this cake seems right up my alley.

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