Single Serve Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake

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Indulge in a delightful treat all to yourself with this Single Serve Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake! It’s a mini moist chocolate cake with a surprise layer of hot fudge sauce hiding underneath, creating a decadent molten lava consistency.

Why You’ll Love It

This cake is not only delicious but incredibly easy to make, requiring just 10 minutes of your time. Plus, it’s eggless, making it a winner for everyone!

What is a Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake?

Also known as chocolate pudding cake or self-saucing chocolate cake, this dessert is a chocolate cake with a layer of hot fudge sauce at the bottom. As it bakes, the cake rises, and the hot fudge sinks to the bottom, creating a luscious chocolate sauce.

Single Serve Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 1


**Chocolate Cake:**

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp full-fat plain or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar 55g
  • cup all-purpose flour 45g
  • 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

**Hot Fudge:**

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • cup boiling water


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly brush a 0.5qt mini Dutch oven (or a 5″ ramekin/cake pan) with butter.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the oil, yogurt, and 2 tbsp boiling water until combined. Whisk in the sugar.
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder for the hot fudge until no lumps remain. Sprinkle this mixture over the cake batter.
  • Carefully pour the ⅓ cup of boiling water on top of the sugar and cocoa mixture.
  • Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until the cake looks done on top. Aim for slight underbaking to ensure a gooey fudge sauce.
  • Serve the cake warm straight from the pan! Optionally, top with a scoop of plain cold whipped cream or ice cream.

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