Cake Batter Fudge

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Creamy, sweet, and rich cake batter flavor in this easy to make single serving cake batter fudge for one!

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Easy Cake Batter Fudge

Easy Cake Batter Fudge is a delightfully simple, no-bake dessert that captures the nostalgic flavor of cake batter in a rich, creamy confection. Made with just a few ingredients, including cake mix, confectioners’ sugar, butter, and milk, it’s a quick and foolproof treat that can be customized with your favorite sprinkles or mix-ins. This fudge is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any occasion that calls for a sweet, colorful addition to the dessert table. Its melt-in-your-mouth texture and fun appearance make it a hit among both kids and adults, promising a burst of cake batter flavor in every bite.

This single serving Cake Batter Fudge for One is perfect for a quick dessert on the go, after dinner, or a great consolation when your Netflix and Chill plans fall through. It’s so easy to make, and so delicious- don’t be surprised when you’re making a second batch right away.

white fudge with sprinkles in a bowl with a spoon

How to Make Cake Batter Fudge

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Powdered sugar (1/4 cup) – Powdered sugar provides a smooth and sweet base for the fudge, ensuring a fine texture without any graininess.
  • Cake batter (1/3 cup) – Cake batter infuses the fudge with the nostalgic and rich flavors of a freshly baked cake, adding depth and complexity.
  • Butter (2 tbsp) – Butter enriches the fudge with a creamy and velvety texture, enhancing its luxurious mouthfeel.
  • Vanilla (1/2 tsp) – Vanilla adds a warm and aromatic essence that complements the sweetness and rounds out the flavors.
  • Milk (1 tsp) – Milk contributes to the fudge’s creamy consistency, ensuring it’s soft and easily melt-in-your-mouth.
  • Sprinkles – Sprinkles introduce a playful pop of color and a slight crunch, making the fudge visually appealing and fun to eat.

Use this Method

Combine Ingredients. In a small microwave safe bowl, add sugar, cake batter, 1/2 butter.

Microwave. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for 25 seconds. Add second half butter and vanilla, if too dry, add milk to loosen.

Finish and Enjoy. Beat until thick, then add sprinkles. Eat hot, or pop in the freezer for 10-15 minutes for cool fudge!

white fudge with sprinkles in a bowl with a spoon

Tips and Tricks for Making Cake Batter Fudge

Use Quality Ingredients: High-quality vanilla extract, butter, and white chocolate chips can significantly enhance the flavor of your fudge.

Line Your Pan: Use parchment paper or foil to line your pan, leaving an overhang on the sides. This makes it easier to lift the fudge out once it’s set, ensuring smooth edges and easy cutting.

Low and Slow Melting: When melting your white chocolate and butter, do it gently over low heat or in short bursts in the microwave, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.

Sift Your Cake Mix: To avoid lumps and ensure a smooth texture, sift your cake mix before adding it to the fudge mixture.

Customize Your Flavor: Feel free to experiment with different cake mix flavors, like chocolate, lemon, or red velvet, to create a variety of fudge flavors.

Add Mix-Ins: Enhance your fudge by stirring in mix-ins like sprinkles, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips after combining all the ingredients.

Chill Properly: Allow your fudge to chill in the refrigerator until it’s completely set, which could take several hours or overnight, to ensure it cuts cleanly.

Cut With a Warm Knife: For smooth, clean cuts, warm your knife under hot water, dry it, and then cut the fudge. Repeat warming as needed.

Store Correctly: Keep your fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its texture and freshness. It can also be frozen for longer storage.

Decorate Before Serving: If you’re adding toppings like more sprinkles or a drizzle of chocolate, do it just before serving to keep the appearance fresh and vibrant.

Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your ingredients, especially dairy, are at room temperature to mix more smoothly and evenly.

Check for Consistency: If your fudge mixture seems too thick, you can add a little milk or cream to reach the desired consistency before pouring it into the pan.

FAQS

What type of cake mix should I use for cake batter fudge?

You can use any flavor of boxed cake mix you prefer, such as vanilla, chocolate, or funfetti, to customize the taste of your fudge.

Can I make cake batter fudge without white chocolate?

White chocolate is essential for the texture and setting of the fudge, but if you need an alternative, you could try using condensed milk or a different type of chocolate, though the flavor and texture will vary.

How long does cake batter fudge need to set?

Cake batter fudge typically needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm. For best results, consider chilling overnight.

Is it necessary to refrigerate cake batter fudge?

Yes, refrigerating is necessary to help the fudge set properly and maintain its shape, especially since it often contains butter and milk.

Can cake batter fudge be frozen for longer storage?

Absolutely, you can freeze cake batter fudge for up to 3 months. Wrap it well in plastic wrap and then in foil to prevent freezer burn.

Can I add mix-ins to my cake batter fudge?

Yes, you can add a variety of mix-ins like sprinkles, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit after mixing the main ingredients and before transferring the mixture to the pan.

How do I cut the fudge cleanly?

Use a sharp knife, and for even cleaner cuts, run it under hot water and dry it between slices.

Can I make cake batter fudge vegan or dairy-free?

Yes, you can substitute vegan butter and use a dairy-free milk alternative and a vegan-friendly cake mix. Be sure your white chocolate is also dairy-free.

Why did my cake batter fudge turn out grainy?

Graininess can occur if the sugar crystallizes, which can happen if the mixture is stirred too vigorously while cooling. To avoid this, mix until just combined and then allow it to set without disturbance.

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What to Enjoy with Cake Batter Fudge

Vanilla Ice Cream: A scoop of classic vanilla ice cream alongside cake batter fudge creates a delightful contrast between the creamy coldness of the ice cream and the chewy sweetness of the fudge.

Fresh Berries: Strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries can add a fresh, slightly tart contrast to the sweetness of the fudge, making for a balanced and refreshing pairing.

Coffee or Espresso: The bitterness of coffee or espresso balances the sweetness of the fudge, making for a sophisticated flavor combination.

Milk: A glass of cold milk is a classic pairing with any sweet treat, providing a creamy texture that complements the dense fudge.

Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipped cream on top of or alongside the fudge can add a light, airy texture and a touch of creaminess.

Nut Assortment: A side of crunchy nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts can offer a textural contrast and a nutty flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the fudge.

Tea: A hot cup of tea, such as Earl Grey or chamomile, can provide a warm and comforting beverage to accompany the rich fudge, with the tea’s subtlety acting as a palate cleanser.

Fruit Compote or Coulis: A drizzle of fruit compote or coulis, especially from berries or citrus fruits, can add a vibrant, tangy dimension to the rich fudge.

Cheese Plate: For a more adventurous pairing, try a cheese plate with milder cheeses like brie or cream cheese, which can complement the fudge’s sweetness without overpowering it.

Sparkling Water or Champagne: A glass of sparkling water or champagne can cleanse the palate between bites of the sweet fudge, making each bite as enjoyable as the first.

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Cake Batter Fudge

Creamy, sweet, and rich cake batter flavor in this easy to make single serving fudge for one!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword cake batter, flavored fudge, fudge, funfetti fudge, vanilla fudge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cool Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 561kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • cup cake batter
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp milk if needed, to loosen
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a small microwave safe bowl, add sugar, cake batter, 1/2 butter.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir.
  • Microwave for 25 seconds.
  • Add second half butter and vanilla, if too dry, add milk to loosen.
  • Beat until thick, then add sprinkles.
  • Eat hot, or pop in the freezer for 10-15 minutes for cool fudge!

Notes

Inspired by Chocolate, Chocolate and More's delicious Cake Batter Fudge Recipe- in a single-serving size perfect for when you need a sweet treat fast!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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7 Comments

  1. Tamika says:

    The cake batter? I am assuming I make the cake batter from a box?

  2. Bethany says:

    Is there really 1393 calories in this?

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      WHOA! I think my recipe plugin must have run amok…. it isn’t a healthy dessert by any means, but it is WAY less than that. The nutrition info has all been updated now 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me know!!!!

  3. Rad says:

    LOL. This is helpful. If I made a large vat of cake batter fudge, I will SURELY eat it.

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      I am not good at not dipping into treats I make for other people when there are tons of leftovers, so I go for a smaller portion from the start.