Hot Fudge Cake

I don’t know about you, but nothing is better than a yummy, warm, chocolate cake coming straight out of the oven, covered in a fudge-pudding like mixture, served with a scoop of ice-cream. Am I right?? YUM!!! This may not be the prettiest cake to serve, since you are not really able to slice pieces. This is more of a scoop and dump into a bowl type cake. It is amazing though, and if you are a chocolate lover like I am, you must try this….right now, regardless of the time, : )
*The “hot fudge” is similar to a pudding type consistency!



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (or vegetable oil, coconut oil, etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water
  • Ice Cream (vanilla is best, I only had chocolate on hand and it worked too though)



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a different bowl, mix together milk, oil, vanilla.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until mixed well.
  5. Pour into the bottom of a un-greased, 9 inch, square, baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and remaining 4 tbsp cocoa powder.
  7. Sprinkle mixture on top of batter.
  8. Pour hot water on top, do not stir the mixture.
  9. Place in oven and cook 35-40 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately, adding a scoop of ice cream if desired!


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Cindys Recipes and Writings
3 years 4 months ago

You’re fudge cake sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Hope you stop by our Fresh Fruit Party this week!

3 years 4 months ago

Noticed that the baking powder isn’t listed in the directions…don’t forget to add it with the dry ingredients!! 😉

Kristin and Adriana
3 years 4 months ago

Thank you for letting us know that, we will correct it now, :)

2 years 7 months ago

How many people does that serve and can recipe be doubled?
TKS!, Marie

Kristin and Adriana
2 years 7 months ago

This makes an 8×8, so I would say about 6 servings. Yes, it can be doubled by using a 9×13 and doubling ingredients :)