Hot Fudge Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-3/4 cups hot water
- Ice cream or whipped cream, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk milk, oil and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
- Transfer to an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
- Bake 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 253 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Mar 6, 2019
I still have the recipe card for this from my mother. She used hot coffee instead of hot water for a different flavor.
Feb 24, 2019
Sorry, not my cup of tea..
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 9, 2019
Like others I was a bit skeptical but the recipe was so simple and delicious and it does work! We had it with whipped cream but next time I’m have it with ice cream!
Jan 24, 2019
This recipe was very simple to make. It would be great for the summer so you don't have to turn on the oven. I love chocolate but this was very, very chocolatey. Maybe I'd use less chips next time.
Jan 19, 2019
So easy and delicious! I doubled the recipe because everyone knows more is better!
Mar 8, 2018
This cake brings back a lot of great memories from long ago. Absolutely delicious with vanilla ice cream! Thanks for reminding me of it - I'll be making it today while we are snowed in on the east coast.
Dec 30, 2017
Have been making this cake for over 40 years now too. All the kids (now in their late 40s) and husband loved it then and still make it today. So fast and easy with very little cleanup. Just scoop it out of the hot pan, add some ice cream and you have a great dessert. Have a 70 yr old friend who wants this cake all the time... but then she is weird as also eats it for breakfast! If you like a rich and love chocolate, this cake is for you!
Mar 9, 2017
Began making this in the 70's - it was called Brownie Pudding then!
Feb 4, 2017
I stopped to read about this recipe and it sounded so familiar so I checked my older recipe box, the one I used most when I had a full family to cook for. There it was! The exact ingredients and measurements. I know I made this recipe when my 54 year old daughter was 2 years old, so 1964.. I do not remember where I originally found the recipe, but I made it often because it did not need any special or expensive ingredients. And, it was so good warm with ice cream or slightly cooler with whipped cream. A real chocolate fix.