This is a warm chocolate cake that makes it's own fudge sauce as it cooks. Garnish with whipped topping or ice cream. Makes about 8 servings.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the 2/3 cup sugar, flour, 5 tablespoons of the cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, melted butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour batter into one 9 inch square baking dish.

  • In separate bowl, stir together the remaining white sugar, brown sugar and the remaining cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Pour hot water over top. Do not stir!

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes. Then spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top.

Nutrition Facts

309.9 calories; 3.1 g protein; 58.1 g carbohydrates; 21.6 mg cholesterol; 236.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
Very good. I have made a similar recipe before and this is just as good. Lots of yummy fudge sauce on the bottom. Don't make the same mistake I did... I only had an 8" pan and it overflowed in my oven! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2009
Good chocolate flavor. However, it was way too sweet and had too much chocolate "sauce." Next time I make it, and I plan to try it again, I will cut back on the sugar mixture that is sprinkled on top and use less water. It was a lot for a 9x9 pan. I placed it on a baking sheet, because my pan was so full, I thought it might overflow. It rose just to the edge of the pan. I would recommend serving this with homemade whipped cream (1 c. heavy whipping cream, 1 T. sugar and 1 t. vanilla whipped on high until soft peaks form) or vanilla ice cream. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
Very good. I have made a similar recipe before and this is just as good. Lots of yummy fudge sauce on the bottom. Don't make the same mistake I did... I only had an 8" pan and it overflowed in my oven! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
This recipe is taste nice especially the liquid chocolate but the only thing that made me rate it 4 is because it too sweet. The sugar should be cut into 1/2 of the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
Yummy! I'm a chocolate fiend so I increased the cocoa to 1/3c for the cake and the sauce. There's no such thing as too much chocolate! I also added half a cup of chopped walnuts and substituted 1/3c of whisky for part of the water for the sauce. Mmmm... chocolate and whisky.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2010
OMG this cake was AMAZING. I did use freshly brewed coffee instead of water and added a dash of cayenne to bring out the chocolate. My children are the pickiest eaters on the planet. They cleaned their plates without complaint to get some of this cake. My husband was in heaven. I will definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
YUMMY!! On the advise of some of the posts I cut the sugar by just about half. I am glad I did as I found the dessert sweet enough with half the sugar. Very moist and lots of molten chocolate!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2008
The Hot Fudge Pudding Cake II recipe was okay. I cooked mine a bit too long. Next time I'll keep a closer eye on them. I made cupcakes instead of one cake. I didn't use all of the batter so I'll give these another try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
I made this for my husband for a Father's Day dessert. It was incredible and reminded us of a restaurant "lava cake". Thanks this one will be made again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
I added grilled banana's and fresh strawberry sauce to make it a "banana split" pudding cake. Spoon this over vanilla icecream if you want to totally blow the diet! So incredible tastes like summer all year long!!! Plus the kids get fresh fruit and less cake this way! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2009
Good chocolate flavor. However, it was way too sweet and had too much chocolate "sauce." Next time I make it, and I plan to try it again, I will cut back on the sugar mixture that is sprinkled on top and use less water. It was a lot for a 9x9 pan. I placed it on a baking sheet, because my pan was so full, I thought it might overflow. It rose just to the edge of the pan. I would recommend serving this with homemade whipped cream (1 c. heavy whipping cream, 1 T. sugar and 1 t. vanilla whipped on high until soft peaks form) or vanilla ice cream. Read More
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