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Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Recipe | Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

A hot fudge sundae cake made with Rada Cutlery products.

Be warned, because once you make this incredible hot fudge sundae dump cake for your friends and family, they’ll never stop asking for more!

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, divided
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 9″ pan, add 1 cup flour.

Kristy adds a cup of flour to pan.

Add 1 cup sugar.

Kristy adds sugar to pan.

Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.

Kristy adds unsweetened cocoa powder.

Add 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Kristy adds baking powder.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Kristy adds salt.

Mix ingredients.

Kristy uses the Rada Handi-Stir to form a well in the pan.

Using a spoon or other tool, form a well in the center of the pan’s ingredients.

Kristy forms a well with Rada Non-Scratch Spoon.

Add 1/2 cup milk to center well.

Kristy adds milk to center of ingredients.

Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Kristy adds vegetable oil to pan.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir thoroughly until smooth.

Kristy adds 1 teaspoon vanilla to pan.

Chop 1 cup walnuts.

Kristy chops walnuts.

Spread the walnuts across the mixture.

Kristy places nuts on top of mix.

Add 1 cup brown sugar, distributing evenly across pan.

Kristy adds brown sugar to mixture.

Add 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.

Kristy adds unsweetened cocoa powder.

Add 1 3/4 cup hot water. Just add to the top, don’t stir.

Kristy adds hot water to mixture.

Place in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Kristy holds the mixture.

Remove from oven and allow a few moments to cool. Flip over pieces onto plate. Cake is best served warm. Sauce will be at bottom of pan. Add whipped topping, walnuts, and other toppings as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Kristy serving hot fudge sundae cake.

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Hot Fudge Cake Recipe Video

Hot Fudge Sundae Video Transcript

Hi, welcome to the Rada Cutlery kitchen. My name is Kristy, and today I’m sharing a dump-and-bake dessert. If you haven’t heard of those, you dump the ingredients in the pan, you stir it, and you bake it. You don’t have a lot of extra messy bowls. Today I’m going to make a hot fudge sundae cake.

First, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. And you’ll need an ungreased, 9 x 9” baking pan. I don’t have one, so I’m going to try out the 8 x 8”, I think it will be fine. You can use a lot of recipes and vary the size of the pan. It just depends, your cooking time might change. You don’t want to grease it. I’m using this Rada stoneware, which you don’t have to grease. They’re really great.
First, we’re going to dump in a cup of flour. ¾ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Then we’re going to add 2 teaspoons of baking powder and then ¼ teaspoon of salt. Now we’re just going to whisk all this together. This Rada Handi-Stir works great for dry ingredients like this. It’s little and mighty. I just love it. It really works well to mix batters and gelatin and scrambled eggs.

So now what we’re going to do is make a little well in the center. We’re going to stir in half a cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and then a teaspoon of vanilla. With a fork we’re just going to stir this together until it gets smooth. Now you need about a cup of chopped walnuts. I had some whole walnuts. I’m going to use this really neat food chopper. It has a nice, sturdy handle to chop those nuts up. You can use it to chop onions, celery, and potatoes.

We’re going to sprinkle that over our chocolate mixture. Now we’ll make sure the batter is even in the pan. Now we’re going to take a cup of brown sugar and sprinkle that evenly in the pan. This cake makes its own little fudgy topping. It’s so easy to make, it’s something you can make in a matter of minutes and eat while still hot out of the oven. We’re going to add ¼ cup sweetened cocoa powder again. Now we’re going to take 1 and ¾ cup hot water and pour over everything. Don’t stir, just pour it.

OK, that’s how it looks, that’s fine, don’t stir it. Now we’re going to put it in that preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

So, now I’ve taken my cake out and let it cool for 15 minutes. It is best served warm. I’m going to use this Ice Cream Scoop to flip it over on the plate. And look at this sauce you get. It’s going to be at the bottom of the pan so you want to make sure you scoop that out and put it over it. Then take some whipped cream and nuts.

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