Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake

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Don’t you ever just crave that warm, deep, dark, rich chocolate cake with some fudgy goodness inside…then topped with ice cold, vanilla ice cream?  It’s been my story for a week now…a deep, dark chocolate week!  How can I resist when my little E. even wants to have warm chocolate fudge cake for breakfast?  Well, I just pull up a chair and join him!

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake - SimplyGloria.com  Serve warm with ice cream on top!

Taking a bite of this warm cake with dark, insanely rich chocolate…sends you into complete BLISS!  

This is the simplest Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake you can ever make.  You can even make this ahead of time without baking.  Then, when you’re ready for that perfect bedtime snack…pop it in the oven!

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Start by whisking all of your dry ingredients:  flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and the star of this cake– dark chocolate baking cocoa.

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Whenever a recipe has milk and vanilla extract as part of the wet ingredients, I always put the vanilla into the milk.  The vanilla activates well with the milk when added in that order.  When you do this, watch how the vanilla starts to bubble up to the top of the milk.

Add the milk-vanilla mixture and one cube of melted butter to the dry ingredients.

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Whisk until all the ingredients are combined.

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Pour the chocolate batter into a 9-inch square pan.  You do not need to spray a non-stick spray.

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Spread the batter evenly.  Sprinkle one cup of dark chocolate chips on top.  Set aside.

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Making the fudge sauce is really not what you expect.  In a separate small mixing bowl, add brown sugar, granulated sugar and dark chocolate baking cocoa.  Mix until completely combined.

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Sprinkle the sugars and cocoa mixture onto the chocolate chips.  The last step is adding hot water onto the top of the sugar/cocoa.  Do not stir in the water.   *Tip:  if making this cake ahead of time, add the hot water right before you put into the oven.

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Bake in a 350 degrees preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.  Allow to cool and set up for about 10 minutes.

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Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream…and indulge into the depths of extreme richness of dark chocolate!

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Enjoy my friends!

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This cake is insanely enriched with deep dark chocolate and fudgy goodness inside! Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream…and indulge into the depths of extreme richness of dark chocolate!
Ingredients
  • Cake Mixture:
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Fudge Mixture:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • 1 and ¼ cup of hot water

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cake Mixture:
  3. Whisk together 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¾ cup sugar and ½ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa.
  4. Add melted butter, milk and vanilla.
  5. Whisk together until combined.
  6. Pour the chocolate batter into a 9-inch square pan.
  7. Spread the batter evenly.
  8. Sprinkle one cup of dark chocolate chips on top.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Fudge Mixture:
  11. In a separate small mixing bowl, add ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa.
  12. Mix until completely combined.
  13. Sprinkle the sugar/cocoa mixture onto the chocolate chips.
  14. Pour 1 and 1/14 cup of hot water onto the top of the sugar/cocoa.
  15. Do not stir in the water.
  16. Bake in a 350 degrees preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  17. Allow to cool and set up for about 10 minutes.

Notes
If making this cake ahead of time, add the hot water right before you put into the oven. Recipe modified from Hershey’s Cocoa Cook Book

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  1. says

    You know what’s crazy is that I was reading a recipe for a hot fudge cake in a cookbook of mine just this week b/c I have to bring a cake to an event but it only made an 8×8 pan (normally I love that) but for this I needed a 9×13. And so skipped it. But it was very similar to this recipe; with just pouring water over at the end and not stirring. This post helps me visualize what it will look like – and now you have me craving fudge!
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    • says

      So funny Averie! I swear we are always on the same baking brain wave! I do the same thing when it comes to the size of how much the recipe is going to make. Sometimes it works and other times it just has to be put on the back burner…but in this case, in the back of the oven! Enjoy your weekend! Your sweet comments always make my day!

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