Hot Fudge Pudding Cake III Recipe -
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake III Recipe
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Hot Fudge Pudding Cake III

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"This is a recipe from my Mom. She made me a cookbook of favorite recipes when I left home. Her note is, 'this is handy when you don't have an egg in the house and you need something other than gelatin for dessert'."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch square pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in the milk and melted butter. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cocoa. Spread over the top of the batter in the pan. Pour the hot water over the entire pan of batter.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. The cake is done when the cake part is on top and the bottom is of a pudding consistency.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 25, 2007

I misplaced my recipe for this dessert, so I tried this one. It's very good, a couple of different steps than my mom's (adding the milk & butter), but it still tastes the same. *I made this a 2nd time, only changing a couple things, and it came out even better, I think! I added 1 tsp vanilla, 2 Tbl coffee granules to 2 Cups water, baked at 325' for 40 mins.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2010

This was just not good. I would definitely not add as much water as called for, but even without that, I would not make again.

Jul 21, 2006

This was awesome! I did change one thing: Instead of pouring hot water on top, I poured freshly brewed coffee. This made the cake have such a fantasic flavor. I can't wait to have it again.

Mar 27, 2007

This makes a fantastically rich,fudgey chocolate pudding. The only change I made was that I put in just under one cup of hot water, just enough to turn the sugar and cocoa layer liquidy and nothing more. The sauce that formed was rich and thick...just perfect for my tastes :)

Jul 01, 2008

A little bit thin tasting because there is so little fat in it I guess, but this recipe was so good, especially considering how (relatively) healthy it is! I used the suggestions of some other reviewers and used brewed coffee instead of water over the cake mix; I also mixed some vanilla and almond extracts into the coffee. It seems like you could tweak the recipe any way you want in order to get the flavor you want - I'm thinking next time of adding some spices like chipotle powder and cinnammon to make it into a sort of mexican hot fudge cake. A very good choice for something easy to make and with lots of chocolate flavor. oh, and another time I made it I used a ruby port wine that I had sitting around - it made it fruity and richer and also left it with a hint of an alcohol taste. would be good for a christmas dessert.

Jan 28, 2005

We have had this exact same recipe for years with one difference. We bake it in the microwave for 10-12 minutes on high. I also add 1 tsp vanilla and about 1/2 cup of whatever nut I happen to have on hand. This is perfect for when you are watching a movie at night and feel like something freshly made, sweet, and fassssst!

Sep 27, 2007

This is sooooo good! I used brown sugar instead of white, lowered the water to 1 1/3 cup, and added a splash of vanilla. It's perfect with a little vanilla ice cream ontop and is just as good warmed up the next day!

Feb 01, 2011

Perfect recipe. Exactly what I was looking for :)


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

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

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