Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Gooey Hot Fudge Pudding Cake. A thick layer of hot fudge underneath a layer of moist chocolate cake. The perfect base for a hot fudge sundae!


Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Fudge Sauce

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, instant coffee, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla. Mix until combined, do not overmix.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  5. Pour the hot water on top. Do not stir.
  6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with a big scoop of ice cream!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Hershey's

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Pudding, Chocolate, Hot Fudge Pudding Cake, Ice Cream