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Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Details

Time
1 hour
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
9-1/2 cups

This hot fudge pudding cake recipe is the perfect comfort treat after a long day. Add REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips or HERSHEY'S Butterscotch Chips for a sweet twist on this chocolate creation.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Bake Time
38 minutes
Cool Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups

    granulated sugar, divided

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa, divided

  • 2 tsps

    baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 cup

    milk

  • 1/3 cup

    butter or margarine, melted

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup

    light brown sugar packed

  • 1-1/4 cups

    water hot

  • whipped topping (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
mixing bowls
Mixing Bowls
mixer (optional)
mixer (optional)
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber spatula
rubber spatula
9-inch baking pan
9-inch baking pan
wire racks
wire racks
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

Spread batter in 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. 

Tip

Be sure to allow dessert to stand 15 minutes after baking to allow cake to firm and pudding to finish cooking.

Additional questions?