Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hot Fudge Cake
Mmmmm....hot fudge cake! This is an age old recipe for sure. Or is it? I remember it from my childhood, but perhaps some of you have never had the distinct pleasure of noshing on this yet?!
There isn't much to say other than I can't believe I haven't shared this with you before. My husband said he was hungry for it and then said, "You haven't ever put that up on your website, have you"? He knew if he said that it was a definite go. It just baffles me sometimes when I realize I haven't shared one of our regular recipes we have enjoyed for years. I guess sometimes the most obvious is what gets missed sometimes.
This will burn the crap outta your mouth if you try to eat it right after you remove it from the oven. Hot lava mean anything to you? Your mouth will never be the same. Make sure to let it sit, smack some vanilla ice cream and little whipped cream on top and BAM. Awesomeness.
HINT for serving and eating: Take the last piece. Everyone else will have wanted to have good manners and not take all the hot fudge from the bottom. So, if you wait, you get to scrape it all out and it is yours. See that photo, all of that bottom half is hot fudge. Any questions? The end.
I typed this recipe a little wonky but you won't have any problems following along. I am positive! The ingredients are all in red!
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F!
1 cup flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix together until all combined!
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Place batter in an 8x8 (ish) casserole dish. Ungreased. Spread it evenly.
In a small bowl combine...
1 cup brown sugar (packed well)
1/4 cup cocoa
Sprinkle entire mixture over the top of the cake batter. Next...
1 3/4 cups boiling water
Pour gently over the top of the cake batter. This will turn out to be the "hot fudge" YUM!
Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool about 15 minutes before serving! Unless of course you want to be a burn victim. This retains it's heat for a long time!
Enjoy this one! We sure do!