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Hello there!
Nice to see you again.
Thanks so much for taking time 
out of your day to hang out here with 
It’s a simple recipe, really.
You most likely have all of the ingredients
to make this in your pantry. 


Hot dog!
Hot fudge, actually.
This is the kind of recipe busy folks love.
Throw some ingredients together…
Bake it for a bit…
And magically you will have a chewy brownie like cake, with a smooth layer of hot fudge running around underneath it.


It’s going to happen. 
Serve it warm from the oven with a dollop of ice cream, 
and you and your family are going to be in a happy place.
Having a happy family is good!
Just take my word for it… 
Happy kids are just so much more pleasant than kids who 
and whine, 
or say “Noooooooo, I don’t want tooooooooo”. 
I hate “no”.
Who invented it, any way?
Kids who think a Walmart shopping cart is a jungle gym aren’t really that pleasant either. Especially when the shopping cart (heavy laden with groceries) starts to tip over. Not my favorite kind of thing.
Speaking of Walmart…just a little tip for you. 
Don’t take 4 year old twin boys there if they have 
little bouncy balls in their pockets. 
Bouncy balls roll and bounce, you know. 
All over tarnation. 
Walmart has tarnation pretty much covered. 
To a boy with a bouncy ball, the place is a haven. 
Shopping cart jungle gym + bouncy ball haven =
One tired out Mama. 
Pretty sure I’ve burned enough calories during my 
chase bouncy balls/keep the cart from falling over shopping trip to earn myself a nice serving of this Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake….
Care to join me?
The little rascals have been put to bed….
What a happy time. 
I would be ashamed if I didn’t tell you….
that I really like these boys.
They are pretty darn sweet.
Most of the time.
Let’s make some cake!
Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake
Time: 10 minutes prep + 35 minutes baking
Yield: 8 servings
Recipe adapted greatly from Taste of Home
1 C flour
1 C sugar
6 T unsweetened Cocoa powder
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3 T butter, melted
1/2 C evaporated milk
2 T canola oil
1 t vanilla
1 C packed brown sugar
1 1/3 C hot water
Ice Cream 
1. Pour your flour into a large mixing bowl. 
Add your sugar 
and 2 T of the cocoa powder. (Save the rest for later on in the game, folks.) 
Toss your baking powder 
and salt into the bowl.
Stir it all up with a wooden spoon.
2. Pour in your melted butter
evaporated milk
Canola oil
and vanilla.  Give everything a nice stirring. All ingredients should be well incorporated.
3. Spread the batter into a 9×9 inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
4. In a separate bowl combine your packed brown sugar
and 4 T of cocoa powder. 
Whisk it all up together. If you have a few clumps of brown sugar that don’t want to cooperate…don’t dismay. A few brown sugar clumps are acceptable. What a relief. 
5. Sprinkle the brown sugar/cocoa mixture onto the cake batter.
6. Pour your hot water right over the top of the whole lot.
DON’T STIR IT!!! I’m not kidding here. That water is going to make it’s way to the bottom of the pan and turn into itself into luscious hot fudge. Yes. It is amazing. I totally agree. 
7. Bake the whole confection at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream.

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  1. I can’t wait to make this. I do have a question though…I’m going to have to make it a couple of hours earlier than I’m going to serve it. Do you think the hot fudge will stay fudg-y or do you think it will thicken/harden into the cake?

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      I think the fudge will stay fudg-y. Good luck! Let me know if you try it and how it goes!

    2. Funny – just came back from my first run this year too. And it feels great – I agree. Though a bit sore as well :-). And I am happy for you that things seem to go well even dtpeise your illness. Love from Switzerland, Annemarie

  2. I just wanted to say that we have been making this since I was a kid and I am 67! It was always our go to dessert on Christmas Eve. It’s so decadent! Thanks for posting this!