Desserts

Valentine’s Day Fudge

I have love-hate relationship with fudge. I love it because it is so darn addicting and perfectly decadent. I hate making it though! I’m not fond of using a candy thermometer. The first time I made fudge was with my cousin, Allison. We were young teens at the time and didn’t bother to use a candy thermometer. I mean really how hard could it be? That was the thought running through our young minds.

I wouldn’t even call what we made fudge. It was a nasty black hot mess. We ruined my Auntie Lori’s pot in the process. She was not impressed. I tried a bite of it and it was like eating a piece of charcoal. Absolutely sick!

It took me a few years before I ever attempted a fudge recipe again, but this time I used a candy thermometer. Thankfully, I didn’t ruin any pots and it was edible.

When I discovered that you could make fudge without a candy thermometer, I said sign me up! I gotta try this stuff. This recipe uses cake mix and requires no stove top stirring and taking the temperature. It is SO easy. I made this batch of Valentine’s day fudge in under 5 minutes and then it has to set and cool for 2 hours in the fridge.

Valentine's Day Fudge - Valentine's Day Fudge - creamy, sweet and made with cake mix! No candy thermometer required.

I used a white cake mix and Wilton Valentine’s day sprinkles to make it Valentine’s day themed.

Valentine's Day Fudge - creamy, sweet and made with cake mix! No candy thermometer required.

Valentine's Day Fudge

Simply sweet and decadent recipe for Valentine’s Day Fudge made with cake mix!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white cake mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (or as we call it here – icing sugar)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into four pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Wilton Valentine’s sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Add cake mix and powdered sugar to a microwaveable bowl. Mix together.
  2. Add in butter and milk. Do not mix. Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  3. Remove from microwave immediately and stir together to combine. Stir in Valentine’s sprinkles.
  4. Immediately spread the batter in an 8×8 greased baking pan. Add a few sprinkles to the top and press down with the palm of your hand or a spoon to set in place.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Valentine's Day Fudge - creamy, sweet and made with cake mix! No candy thermometer required.

I always butcher the first piece out of the pan. After it’s out, though, it’s smooth sailing! Creamy, smooth and rich – one piece will satisfy your sweet tooth!

Valentine's Day Fudge - creamy, sweet and made with cake mix! No candy thermometer required.

Can you tell I’m on a cake mix hack binge? I’m using up those boxes in my pantry! Check out my other cake mix recipes: French Vanilla Cream Bars, Caramel Apple Dump Cake and White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

You Will Also Love

If you liked this post, you will also love these ones!

Overnight Breakfast Casseroles Wife Saver Breakfast Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

more by Stacie »