Hot Fudge Cake that Melts in Your Mouth

And makes your eyes roll back into your head. Yep, this hot fudge cake is that good. Add some Vanilla Bean Ice cream and you’re in heaven!  My girl Tara shared this recipe and now I’m passing it on to you.  If you don’t know Deal Seeking Mom, you need to.  She’s beautiful, smart, and is always smiling & giving off such positive energy.


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. boiling water
  • vanilla bean ice cream


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8″x8″ glass baking dish or shallow 2-qt. casserole.

2. In a medium bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and 1/4 c. cocoa. Whisk in milk, melted butter, and vanilla just until smooth. Spread batter into baking dish.

3. In a small bowl mix brown sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Carefully pour 1 1/2 c. boiling water over mixture. DO NOT STIR.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Batter will separate into cake and hot fudge layers. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. It tastes just as good reheated, but you will have less fudge because the cake will absorb it.

Hot Fudge Cake

If you’re lazy or just don’t have time, Betty Crocker’s Warm Delights are delish! Free sample to try too just in case you’re not sure about them.

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