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Hot Fudge Cake

hot fudge cake

Mixing the cake.

The easy part about making this hot fudge cake is that you mix it all up in the same pan you’ll bake it – and serve it. You’ll need the batter first, then the sugar and chocolate layer, and hot water poured on top. Bake and let set for about ten minutes, then serve.

hot fudge cake
Mixing it up in the pan

When life is busy and hectic or when you have little hands wanting to help bake, this recipe is simple and easy. My sister made a blue zillion of these when they were building a house many, many moons ago when she was pregnant with her third child. If extra men showed up to help, getting this cake in and out of the oven didn’t take a lot of effort on her part. Served with ice cream or a cool whip topping, it’s bound to hit the spot any time you serve it!

The recipe for this hot fudge cake

Make certain you don’t overbake. You want the inside to be gooey and not dried out. When you let it sit those few minutes, it will continue to finish baking and set.

hot fudge cake

Hot Fudge Cake

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An easy, mix-it-up-n-the-pan hot fudge cake. When you need a simple, quick, but tasty dessert, this one fits the bill. There's so little clean up as well.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bottom layer:
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • Middle layer:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Top layer:
  • 2 1/2 cups hot water


  • In an ungreased 9 x 13 pan, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, ugar, and baking powder
  • Add milk, vanilla, and oil and mix until smooth, then spread evenly in pan
  • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, cocoa, and sugar, then spread over batter
  • Pour hot water over batter
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until cake is not doughy on top
  • Let stand for 10 minutes
  • Serve hot with ice cream

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