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Hot Fudge Cake Recipe

Hot Fudge Cake

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"This is a rich, chocolate cake that's not overly sweet. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream over top and enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 9 inch square cake Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, white sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Spread in ungreased 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Combine brown sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle over batter in the pan. Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 02, 2005

Very good cake. I didnt think it was done so I cooked it a little more than it said. Turns out the sauce is supposed to be runny. Will definitely make again!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2009

When I read Leazer's review "No Flavor But Sweet" - I was confused. But, then I made it and tasted it...Now it all makes sense. Weird texture, flavor is just "hot sugar" not "hot fudge". (I even cut the white sugar to 1/2 cup) I'd say if you want something in this vein, make some of your favorite brownies and coat those with hot fudge sauce.

May 19, 2007

WOW. I made this tonight for dessert and my family loved it. It's low fat and I even took the oil out and used some orange juice instead. I also used skim milk and lite brown sugar. We loved it. I would 100% recommend to anyone. (Of course it's even better topped with some fat-free ice cream.....)

May 17, 2005

I love this recipe! It is so easy to make my 11 year old daughter can make it herself. Great recipe for when unexpected guests arrive and you want to make a quick desert.

Oct 22, 2003

I made this to go with our homemade ice cream on the 4th. The only problem is that the number of servings are way understated. I think we were lucky if we got 8 servings, & they were small! It is very easy and rich. The kids all loved the pudding sauce.

Jan 29, 2008

This is one of our favorite desserts - we serve it with vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans on the side (not everyone in my house loves pecans as much as I do so I don't bake them in it). Also, I mix the flour mixture in the 9 X 9" pan so there aren't as many dishes to clean. Yum yum!

Aug 19, 2006

This is a fantastic and adaptable recipe! I added 1/2 cup walnuts to the dry ingredients to add a "chewy" texture and a combination of vanilla, cherry and almond essenses because I love them so :D Oh, be sure to let it sit to cool a little before eating - the sauce is, literally, boiling hot!

Dec 18, 2002

This cake was very easy to make. It was a little difficult to get out of the pan. You have to cut and then flip it over onto the serving dish. It is very, very rich. It made my teeth hurt it was so sweet!


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  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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