Decadent Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake: A Divine Dessert Delight

Prepare to be captivated by the Decadent Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake, a divine dessert that embodies chocolate indulgence. This decadent treat combines moist chocolate cake with a luxurious hot fudge sauce, creating a gooey, delightful confection that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. This cake, which can be served warm with a scoop of ice cream or enjoyed alone, is sure to be the highlight of any gathering, transforming a simple dessert time into a spectacular chocolate celebration.


For the Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat and Prep:
  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish and set aside.
  1. Mix Cake Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract, mixing until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  1. Prepare the Hot Fudge Sauce:
  • In a separate bowl, blend the brown sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Evenly distribute this mixture over the cake batter in your prepared baking dish.
  1. Pour Boiling Water:
  • Gently pour the boiling water over the contents of the baking dish. Resist the urge to stir; the water will integrate during baking to form the fudge sauce.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes. The cake should be cooked through but still soft to the touch.
  1. Cooling:
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes; the sauce will thicken as it cools.
  1. Serve:
  • Spoon the warm cake along with its fudgy sauce into serving dishes.
  1. Add Final Touches:
  • For an ultimate dessert experience, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Tips for Serving:

  • Ice Cream Suggestions: Vanilla ice cream is a classic pairing, but for something different, try coconut or coffee ice cream.
  • Enhancements: Sprinkle with toasted nuts or add a swirl of caramel sauce for extra decadence.
  • Next-Day Serving: This cake is delicious served cold the next day; just give it a quick warm-up in the microwave.

Our Decadent Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience, making it the ideal treat for chocolate enthusiasts looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. This cake is easy to make but incredibly delicious, making it ideal for any occasion, from a family dinner to a special celebration, and will leave you and your guests wanting more. Dive into this chocolatey adventure and let every spoonful satisfy your cravings!