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Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot chocolate meets lava cake in this simple but luxurious dessert. This is a recipe you must keep handy for special occasions like Valentine's Day or last minute dinner guests.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons cocoa powder divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine melted, but not hot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray an 8" or 9" glass pan or casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, butter and vanilla; mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Batter
  • In a separate bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter (it looks like a lot but that's the key).
    Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Topping
  • Gently pour boiling water over top; do not stir.
    Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Water
  • Bake 35-40 minutes. The top of the cake should be mostly set when the pan is moved.
  • Remove from oven. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes.
  • Serve while warm with ice cream or whipped topping.
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