Monday, May 16, 2016

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Today's tried & true is a fantastic oldie but goodie recipe from Betty Crocker - Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake! 

An ooey gooey chocolate cake with a chewy brownie-like top and a thick fudgy, puddling-like sauce on the bottom that's served warm over ice cream. Down home yummy goodness that's so simple to make. Budget friendly too! 

The cake is mixed and baked all in one pan using ingredients you likely have on hand in your kitchen.

This isn't the prettiest cake, but it's darn good. 

The top of the cake has a brownie-like, chewy texture. Once you dig in, the bottom is oozing with a thick warm fugdy, pudding-like sauce.  

This is wonderful served over ice cream - hence the name, Hot Fudge Sundae Cake. 

To make, you mix everything in a baking dish following these simple steps: 

First, mix the first set of dry ingredients well using a fork (flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking powder and salt), then add milk, vanilla and oil - mix until smooth and spread batter evenly in pan.  

Next, sprinkle the top of the cake batter with brown sugar and additional unsweetened cocoa.  

Last, pour very hot water over top (do NOT mix) and bake on middle rack of oven at 350 degrees (pre-heated) for about 40 minutes. That's it!  

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Recipe from Betty Crocker 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar (granulated sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), optional
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 3/4 cups very hot water
  • Ice Cream 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In an ungreased 9x9 square baking dish, using a fork, mix first set of dry ingredients - flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt - mix well. 

Next, stir in milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, mix until smooth. If using nuts, add them now. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Last, sprinkle batter evenly on top with brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup baking cocoa. Pour hot water over top (do NOT mix) and bake on middle rack of oven for approximately 40 minutes, until top layer has a dry, brownie-like top. 

When ready, remove and spoon warm cake/fudge sauce over ice cream. Enjoy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Marsha Baker said...

Absolutely mouth-watering! My mom made a similar dish when I was growing up...she called it Tish de Lish. I love your name for it better. =) Your photos are awesome...great post! Thanks so much for not keeping this deliciousness to yourself. =)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this. It sounds like a dessert we get at APPLEBEE'S. Probably cheaper too.

Lynne Pelletier said...

Definitely going to make. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I've had this in my recipe box for years and have made it many times. Yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of best desert at Country Buffet...yum! Thanks for sharing!😄

Anonymous said...

Can think be made with a box cake mix? If so how.

Vanessa Pierre said...

Hi, since it's old fashioned, do i scoop the flour or spoon the flour into the measuring cup?

Ashley Hux said...

My Nana made this for my mom and my mom made it for my sister and I when it snowed or we had a snow day and we call it a snow cake since most everybody has these ingredients even if you're snowed in! Only difference is the topping had 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup regular sugar and then 1/4 cup of cocoa but it is so delish and rich and gooey perfect for for a cold day!

Anonymous said...

We call this a snow cake! My Nana made it for her kids and my mom made it for my sister and I and now I make it for my kids when it snows or they have a snow day! Because most of the time you have these ingredients on hand even if your snowed in;) the only difference is my Nana recipe the topping is 1/2 sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of cocoa but it is so gooey and rich and delish on cold winter days !

kathygoog said...

Why? It is soooo easy to make! I have been making it for over 40 yrs & the kids used to help. Most ingredients are in pantry anyhow.

kathygoog said...

Hahaha Old fashioned doesn't mean to make it complicated. Don't overthink it. Just - do it!

Anonymous said...

What do i do if i only have self rising flour and not ap?

Anonymous said...

Very good, I followed the instructions and it came out perfectly my partner who is not a chocoholic said it was too chocolaty, and I just laughed!

Anonymous said...

I made this cake for my family when they still was at home. We all loved it but we called it pudding cake. Glad to see it is still around.

Anonymous said...

It says spread butter. After the addition of brown sugar and cocoa? And how much butter?

Anonymous said...

Think you need to reread it says spread batter not butter

Anonymous said...

My Oma made this for all of us grandkids have been looking for this recipe for ages thank you

Ifra said...

What can you substitute for flour to make it gluten free?