Easy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

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This has got to be the perfect chocolate cake to serve with ice cream! The hot fudge is built right in. I love that it is from scratch, but with simple ingredients that I already have in my pantry. Plus, it really is easy and quick! Invite some friends over for cake and ice cream tonight…

hot fudge pudding cake

Recipe from Cook’s Country and MelsKitchenCafe.


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Easy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 22-24 min
Yield: 8x8 pan | Serves: 4-6


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup cocoa powder and set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla in medium bowl until smooth. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and spread into corners. Sprinkle reserved cocoa and sugar mixture evenly over the top. Gently pour boiling water over cocoa. Do not stir.
  4. Bake until the top of the cake is cracked, sauce is bubbling and a toothpick inserted into cakey area comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 22-24 minutes. Cool on rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients: Chocolate
Meal Type: Desserts, Father's Day, Mother's Day
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes

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