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Hershey's ® Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A rich, moist chocolate cake that makes it's own fudge sauce while baking."
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Ingredients

servings 310
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch square cake)

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  2. Pour batter into ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Pour hot water over top; do not stir.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes. Serve in dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 310 calories; 8.6 56.1 3.2 22 226 Full nutrition

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This is a great recipe. Here are a few suggested tweaks to make it EXCELLENT: Use a Dutch cocoa like Van Houten or Droste...it makes a significant difference in the depth of the chocolate ta...

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Like many of you, I sift through many of the reviews to get input on a new recipe. I did that with this one, and am surprised that there were so many people who liked this recipe. I was very d...

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This is a great recipe. Here are a few suggested tweaks to make it EXCELLENT: Use a Dutch cocoa like Van Houten or Droste...it makes a significant difference in the depth of the chocolate ta...

Like many of you, I sift through many of the reviews to get input on a new recipe. I did that with this one, and am surprised that there were so many people who liked this recipe. I was very d...

A nine inch pan wasn't enough for the amount I needed to serve, so I increased this recipe by one-half and put it in a 9x13 pan. It worked out great. Served barely warm with a big dollop of wh...

This turned out wonderful. I was a little leary about the water, but it really makes a nice sauce. Fairly quick to put together so your not slaving in the kitchen all day. Thanks Hershey.

WOW! This recipe is a keeper for all you chocoholics out there! A very rich, chocolatey experience. Easy recipe, takes about 40 to 50 mins total to mix together and bake. The outcome is amazing....

I found that this made a very bland cocoa-y cake. It was an interesting way to make pudding cake, but I didn't like the texture. I had to add chocolate sauce and added cool whip free as a toppin...

Always a favorite! EVERYONE I've made this for loves it. I saw a review about it not tasting quite right. I've never had that problem, nor has anyone I've served it to. This pudding cake i...

This dessert was an afterthought upon realizing that my son's birthday cake was going to be too small to feed the amount of guests I had coming. I prepared a double batch of the recipe (everyth...

This one of my family's favorite desserts and I've given it out several times to friends. You can use left-over coffee for water for a mocha taste.