Sometimes you just need something chocolaty and gooey. I love everything about molten lava cakes, soft cookies, and fudgy brownies. Scoop some ice cream on the top and I am in heaven.
The other night I was in this particular mood. I looked all over the internet and wanted to get an idea for something simple, but decadent. There are so many recipes for hot fudge cakes. I took my favorite parts of a couple recipes and decided to give it a try.
The end result was…. Addicting. The thick cake layer on the bottom rises to the top and the bottom is like hot fudge sauce! It is the perfect cake to pile on the ice cream.
This is the ultimate dessert for winter. Curl up with a warm piece of hot fudge cake and get comfy on those cold nights.
– 1 cup flour
– 1 ¼ cup of sugar
– ½ cup of cocoa powder (divided)
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– Pinch of salt
– ½ cup milk
– ⅓ cup butter (melted)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– ½ cup packed brown sugar
– 1 ¼ cup hot water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a ceramic pan (I used a ceramic pie dish; just make sure the sides are high!)
In a stand mixer, combine the flour, ¾ cup of sugar, ¼ cup of cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
This mixture will be very thick! Spread into the bottom of the lightly greased ceramic dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the batter that you spread on the bottom of the ceramic dish.
Pour the hot water over the cake. DO NOT STIR!
Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the middle is just set, let set for about 15 minutes.
Scoop and serve with ice cream!
I love the combo of chocolate and hazelnut, so I scooped some Talenti Hazelnut Gelato on top of my hot fudge cake.