Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


3-1/2 cups

Updated: Feb. 17, 2023
I've made this scrumptious topping 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
Rich Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Place butter and cream in a heavy saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add sugars; cook and stir until dissolved, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add cocoa, corn syrup and salt; cook and stir until blended, about 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate until melted. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until mixture reaches desired thickness, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in extracts. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 166 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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