Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Get ready for a chocolate delight like no other – the Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake! Imagine a luscious chocolate cake with a surprise layer of hot fudge pudding beneath, served warm alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And the best part? It only takes 45 minutes, from start to finish!

Creating this masterpiece is a breeze. Picture a moist chocolate cake with a magical layer of fudge that transforms into a gooey molten lava pudding as it bakes. This easy-to-make cake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, especially when the weather turns chilly.

Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10


### Cake:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 195g
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar 275g – reduce to 1 cup for a less sweet option
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 100g
  • ½ cup buttermilk 120g – or make your own with ½ cup milk + ½ tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup boiling water 60g
  • cup cocoa powder 33g
  • 1 tsp instant coffee

### Hot Fudge Pudding:

  • ½ cup white granulated sugar 110g
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar 100g
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water 360g


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and butter a 7×11 or 9×9″ baking dish (ceramic works best for serving).
  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, ensuring there are no lumps.
  • Add eggs, oil, and buttermilk, whisking the ingredients together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix boiling water with cocoa powder and instant coffee until smooth and shiny.
  • Fold the cocoa mixture into the cake batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared dish.
  • For the fudge sauce, combine sugars and cocoa, removing any lumps. Sprinkle over the cake batter.
  • Gently pour boiling water evenly over the cake batter.
  • Bake for ~30-35 min until the top is firm but the bottom is delightfully fudgy.
  • Serve the cake hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – and indulge in chocolatey bliss!

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