On National Cake Day, Bake Wellesley’s Traditional Fudge Cake!

Wellesley Fudge Cake made in the shape of a heart.
November 26, 2018

November 26 is National Cake Day, a cause for celebration across the country and especially at Wellesley, where the traditional Wellesley Fudge Cake is a treasured (and delicious) piece of College history. Created nearly 100 years ago by Wellesley students in rebellion after the College’s founder, Henry Durant, proclaimed that “pies, lies and doughnuts [had] no place in Wellesley College,” the fudge cake has been a favorite of generations of students and alumnae.

Even beyond the Wellesley community, Wellesley Fudge Cake has been tested and approved by professionals. This summer, the chefs at Cook’s Country aired an episode devoted to “ultimate comfort foods” that featured the recipe.

On this year’s National Cake Day, we encourage you to bake and enjoy the sweet taste of Wellesley tradition!

Photo: The Wellesley Fudge Cake is a yummy nod to Wellesley students’ rebellious past and a perfect way to celebrate National Cake Day.

With reporting from Lucy Norton ’21.