Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Fudge Cake with Cherries and Pecans #CakeSliceBakers

Dense fudge brownie like cake studded with pecans and dried cherries. No frosting needed but a dollop of ice cream and hot fudge would certainly be delicious.

Fudge Cake with Cherries and Pecans

It's time for The Cake Slice Bakers...................

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Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.


It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for July 2021 were ~ 

Blackberry-Almond Upside Down Cake

Vanilla Sponge with Pineapple Filling and Caramel Frosting

Fudge Cake with Cherries & Pecans
Girl making cake

I love this cookbook. Not only do they make cakes that are downsized so you don't have a ton of leftovers but the recipes are easy peasy and turn out perfectly.  This cake was made by my Angel Face who is 6 almost 7.  Whoo doggie, I almost made a faux pas there.  It is very important to note that she is almost 7!!!

cake batter in pan

She was all about this cake until we added the pecans.  "I don't like pecans", she informed me, "and besides pecans make daddy's throat itch".  Well, okay then.  Mama, Grampy, Marissa and I will eat this cake and Duncan Hines came to the rescue with a boxed brownie mix that the Angel Face made for herself and daddy.

Fudge Cake with Cherries and Pecans pin

As for me, give me another slice of this fudgy, delicious cake studded with tons of pecan pieces and dried cherries.  Just Heavenly!!!

cake with ice cream and hot fudge

Desserts, Cake, Chocolate, Pecans, Cherries
Yield: 9 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Fudge Cake with Cherries and Pecans

Fudge Cake with Cherries and Pecans

Dense fudge brownie like cake studded with pecans and dried cherries. No frosting needed but a dollop of ice cream and hot fudge would certainly be delicious.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. pecan pieces
  • 1/2 c. dried cherries


  1. Place the butter, chocolate chips and sugar in the top of a double boiler (or in a metal bowl set over a pan) over simmering water and melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth. 
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each.  Stir in the vanilla, pecans and cherries.
  3. Pour into an 8" square baking pan that has been treated with baking spray.  
  4. Bake in a preheated 325* oven for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly and the cake is pulled away from the sides a bit.  
  5. Let cool in pan on wire rack.


Adapted from a recipe found in Everyday Little Cakes.

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  1. Almost seven! What a crack-up. Back when you know exactly how old you are. Someone asked me yesterday and I had to do math really quickly in my head. My excuse is that 2020 didn't really exist...we didn't have any birthday parties to mark the passage of time. But, in all seriousness, I love seeing her grow up and become a great little baker. Good job!

    1. She is growing up way too fast but I do enjoy her as she develops into her own little person.

  2. That shot with the ice cream and fudge is calling my name. Almost 7! Of course you have to acknowledge that.

    1. Of course, what kind of Grammy am I...and that's another thing...I went from being Grammy to Gram. LOL

  3. Oh, that looks wonderful! I'm with you - I'm loving this cake cookbook.

  4. Baby girl is adorable and the slice of cake with the ice cream and fudge sauce is calling me!


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