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Hot Fudge Cake

This dessert is so delicious. On the bottom there is a fudge-like sauce, and on top, the cake. Enjoy it with some ice cream or whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 cup flour (125g)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (150g)
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons. oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (200g)
  • 1-3/4 cups hot water (414ml)
  • Cool Whip or Ice Cream optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir in the oil and vanilla until smooth. Spread in an ungreased 9 inch square pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa.
  5. Sprinkle over batter.
  6. Pour hot water over all; do not stir. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Serve warm. Top with Cool Whip or ice cream.

Recipe Notes

This dessert is best while warm. 

Keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days. Microwave to warm again.