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Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

The Hot Fudge Sundae Cake is a combination of sundae with cake that is a simple and tasty dessert. Complete with chocolate fudge and plenty of creamy toppings, it will quickly become a family favorite.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 311kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In an 8 x 8 glass baking dish mix together flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and baking powder.
  • Mix in milk, butter, and vanilla extract until a thick batter forms.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and spread the batter evenly in the baking dish.
  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and brown sugar then sprinkle over the batter.
  • Pour hot water over the top of all ingredients.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the cake has formed a dry top and a bubbly, pudding-like bottom.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Serve warm cake with ice cream if desired. Top with whipped cream and a cherry!


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg