Hot Fudgy Cake

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"Cake on top...sauce on the bottom. How good it that? The sauce is thick, so if you want it thinner, just add a wee bit more boiling water before baking."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.5 g)
  • Calories 333.5
  • Total Fat - 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 243.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 51 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 148.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Combine both flours, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Mix well and set aside.

Step 4

Pour milk into measuring cup, add oil and whisk until blended.

Step 5

Add milk mixture to flour mixture.

Step 6

Using a wooden spoon, stir vigourously until well blended (you may also use an electric mixer on low speed).

Step 7

Pour batter over the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 inch baking pan; spread evenly.

Step 8

To make sauce, mix together brown sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl.

Step 9

Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.

Step 10

Carefully & slowly pour boiling water over top.

Step 11


Step 12

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until top of cake feels dry to touch.

Step 13

Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Step 14

Cut into 6 pieces.

Step 15

Spoon sauce from bottom of pan over individual servings of cake.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very easy to put together and enjoyed by all. I liked that this recipe used both whole wheat and regular flour. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(1 May 2019)


I love how this make makes it's own sauce and I also love how easy peasy it is to put together. Next time I will use milk instead of the water to just see what happens. We all enjoyed it Patti. Thank you for sharing.

review by:
(9 Oct 2018)


O.K.... So with no eggs in this pudding, I was a little hesitant about this recipe, how could it turn out light and moist? Well, I made exactly as written, yes exactly as the name says "fudgy" ... not moist not light not as I expected .... it was just downright delicious! Such fudginess (if there is such a word) dripping with an addictive rich chocolate sauce. Gobbled up with cream and ice cream this makes for a wonderful rich dessert. Ohhh and don't be the last to serve some for yourself......the other's take more than their share in sauce and and you will end with just pudding! So get in first! lol This recipe is the proof ..... where sometimes its good being proved wrong! ;-)

review by:
(13 Jun 2017)