This Hot Fudge Sundae Cake has been a family favorite for over 30 years!
First of all I want to say thank you to all of you who shared your kitchen flops with me yesterday after I shared my dessert disaster!
I also loved how many of you left a comment or emailed me requesting the recipe for the big flop! It really is a great dessert. Especially if you like chocolate!!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I have been making this Hot Fudge Sundae Cake for 30 years and mom before that. I think it originally came from Betty Crocker.
This recipe works like magic -all the ingredients go in together and magically is it bakes a cake forms on top and a thick, fudgy layer of hot fudge on the bottom! Unfortunately for me the other night it wasn’t too magical.
Because so many of you asked for the recipe and because I needed to make sure the recipe still worked I made it again the next day. I had to have pictures to share with you!!
Well, as I was putting it together I realized that the problem may not have been that I doubled the recipe. The problem was that I forgot two very important ingredients!!! I’m too embarrassed to tell you what they were. Obviously my mind wasn’t focused on what I was doing at the time.
Amazingly enough, when you put in ALL the ingredients the recipe works!!
The recipe needs to be served hot – right out of the oven. I usually put it in right as we sit down to dinner and then about 45 minutes later it is ready to eat. Trust me on this one – you want to eat it fresh out of the oven!
So here is how it works. You mix up the first layer – sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Then you add milk (milk is very important, trust me on this one, put in the milk!!), oil and some vanilla.
You mix that up and it forms a nice chocolatey layer.
Then you sprinkle some brown sugar and cocoa on top of that.
And then some hot water right out of the tap.
Into the oven it goes and when you pull it out (pull it out carefully! Once I pulled it too quickly out of the oven and it went sliding out of the pan all over the floor!) it will look like this.
Not the prettiest dessert you will ever make but it doesn’t matter because after you scoop it into a bowl and top it with a nice scoop of ice cream no one will care!
Enjoy some warm, chocolatey, fudgy goodness.
- 1 C flour
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 C milk
- 2 TBSP canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C cocoa
- 3/4 C hot tap water
- Ice cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In an ungreased square pan , 8 x 8, stir together flour, sugar , 2 Tbsp cocoa, baking powder and salt.
Mix in milk, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth. Spread evenly in the pan.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 C cocoa.
Pour hot water over batter.
Bake for about 35 minutes.
Let stand 15 minutes and then spoon into dessert dishes and top with ice cream!
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