Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate comfort dessert with this rich and gooey Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake. This recipe combines the best of both worlds: a moist chocolate cake and a luscious fudge sauce that forms magically beneath the surface during baking. It’s the perfect treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish or an equivalent-sized dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar and remaining 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter in the baking dish.
  5. Carefully pour the hot water over the entire mixture in the baking dish. Do not stir.
  6. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top of the cake is set and slightly firm to the touch.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. To serve, scoop the cake into individual bowls or plates, making sure to spoon some of the fudgy sauce from the bottom of the dish over each serving.
  9. Optionally, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra decadent treat.
  10. Enjoy your Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake warm and gooey!

Note: This cake is best served warm, shortly after baking. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave before serving.

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