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Rich Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Rich Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

I've made this scrumptious topping ever since the early 1980s. It always turns out smooth and yummy. The dark chocolate flavor, with a hint of rum extract, is not overly sweet but will still satisfy a chocoholic's cravings. -Carol Hanihan Ann Arbor, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons rum extract


  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, combine cream and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add the sugars and salt; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Stir in the cocoa and corn syrup; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until cocoa is blended.
  • 2. Add chocolate; cook and stir 3-4 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12-16 minutes or until desired thickness is reached, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Cool slightly. Serve warm over ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.