Tasty Tuesday ~ Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Congratulations to the giveaway winners of last week’s 2 neighbor gift packs. Roxie is the winner of the guest book, gift tags, and inspirational decor. Faith is the winner of the coffee & cookies gift package. Just email me your addresses ladies, and I’ll get your gifts into the mail! Roxie shared that, because of the kindness of her neighbor to stop by and ask her to lunch, they’ve developed a friendship. What a great example of how to reach our near Neighbors!

Today I want to share one of my ALL.TIME.FAVORITE. recipes. I started making this when Jeff and I were newlyweds, and at first I thought I MUST be doing something wrong … but when this recipe did its “thing,” I was surprised, amazed, and hooked! It’s originally from a small Hershey’s Chocolate cookbook that was one of the first in my collection, and JoHanna has already asked for it “in the will.”

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put a kettle of water on to heat.
In a medium bowl combine:

  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • 3 T. Cocoa powder
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • To the dry mixture add:
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla

Mix until it’s smooth. DON’T sample the batter … you’ll eat the entire bowl full.
Spray a square 8 inch pan and pour in the amazing fudgey batter.
In a small bowl combine:

  • 4 T. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar (light or dark)

When this sugary mixture is combined thoroughly, sprinkle it all over the batter.
Now carefully pour 1 1/4 c. hot water over the top of the powder; I use a large spoon to make the water flow indirect, so it avoids making a hole. DO NOT STIR.






Bake 40 minutes. Let it stand 15 minutes. When you serve it, scoop some of the decadent gooeyness from the bottom onto the top, and then to be sure you never forget this dessert, put a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream over the top.
Makes 8 servings … unless you’re home alone.

Enjoy! Be sure to stop by tomorrow when we take another look at our Neighbors AND I share a new GIVEAWAY!


  1. LeAnn says

    This is one of those times that the pictures are very important. I could not figure out what you meant by pouring the water on the cake using a spoon to keep from making holes. That picture really helps. I can’t WAIT to try this cake… YUM!!

    • Julie says

      I’m glad the pic helped! I’ve done it without, and I ended up with a pit in my brownie. It still works, but the spoon is a trick that makes it easier.