Decadent Hot Fudge Cake

The name says it all. What’s not to love about hot fudge in the form of a cake? Trust me when I say you’ll be tempted to grab a spoon and sit down in front of the couch with the entire pan and go to town. If you’re having one of those days, awesome or terrible, this is the ultimate decadent dessert—rich, gooey, and pure chocolate decadence!

I originally saw this recipe in a magazine a few years ago and when I read through it thought it was a mistake. The ingredients and instructions don’t seem to work. I was curious so decided to give it a try and boy was I wrong! So stinkin’ good! I’ve tweaked it over time to make it even more chocolatey and hope you’ll give it a try. This is the ultimate chocoholic’s cake.

Hot Fudge Cake

Decadent Hot Fudge Cake
Serves 8 (or 1 if it’s a Friday night on your own)

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa, divided
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted (the better the chocolate, the better the cake! I go for Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups hot water
  • Ice cream or whipped cream, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, sift flour, sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and salt and mix until blended. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, oil, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Add flour mixture.

Add flour

Note that it will appear quite dry and lumpy so I recommend mixing together with a potato masher or using the bread paddle on a mixer.

potato masher

Transfer to a 9” square baking dish and spread batter out with a spatula.

In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons cocoa, brown sugar, and hot water. Pour over batter but do not stir.
Pour chocolate

Bake 35-40 minutes.
Baked Cake

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream.

4 Comments on Decadent Hot Fudge Cake

  1. Rod Bruce
    June 10, 2013 at 12:32 am (5 years ago)

    Jenny,
    Thanks for your recipes via Facebook from your Dad.

    Reply
    • missbutterbean2
      June 10, 2013 at 1:14 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much! I hope you try out some recipes and let me know what you think. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Mary B.
    June 11, 2013 at 2:37 am (5 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try this. Sounds absolutely decadent.

    Reply
    • missbutterbean
      June 11, 2013 at 2:47 am (5 years ago)

      Yay! Let me know how it turns out!

      Reply

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