Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Raven Higheagle


About the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake: I discovered it is an old recipe with slight variations that can be found on countless internet sites and in cookbooks. I have no idea who created the original one. I can see why it is so popular. It is warm, comforting, rich, fudgy cake oozing with pudding. My version has a nod to my father-in-law and includes a hint of coffee. He adored coffee and would not let a day pass without it.
Father’s Day is June 15th. Happy Father's Day Dad!

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Serves 8
10 Min
55 Min


1 1/4 c
granulated sugar, divided
1 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 c
whole milk, at room temperature
1/3 c
melted unsalted butter
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1 c
hot water
1/4 c
hot strong-brewed coffee


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
2Whisk together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
3Add milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
4Spread evenly in prepared pan.
5Whisk together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small bowl.
6Sprinkle evenly over batter.
7Combine water and coffee. Gently pour over top. Do not mix.
8Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until center is almost set.
9Let cool 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids