Saturday, August 10, 2019

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

If you comply with us over on Instagram, you then possibly understand that we just got here house from a household holiday at Hershey Park in Hershey, Pennsylvania!  This was our moment yr visiting the park, and we decided that in this journey we might signal up for the Create Your Own Candy Bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World, determined just backyard the amusement park.

Each folks had the danger to make a customized chocolate bar – picking the sort of chocolate we needed because the base, extra meals to contain similar to chocolate or butterscotch ships, pretzel bits and more; we designed our own label for our candy bars; and we got to observe it being made proper earlier than our eyes!  Here are a couple of photographs from our fun production tour:

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake - A Family Feast

So all of that amazing chocolate had us yearning a candy deal with while we got house – and we decided to make this advantageous Hot Fudge Pudding Cake from the Hershey’s Kitchen website.


This Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is outrageously nice – and it couldn’t be any simpler to make!  A easy batter (made from Hershey’s cocoa of course) is first spooned into the backside of a flippantly greased pan or baking dish.  Then a dry cocoa combination is sprinkled on ideal of the batter.  Finally – proper earlier than baking – hot water will get poured over the ideal of the dry cocoa mixture.  But don’t stir it in – that job creates this fantastic, almost-crunchy topping in this Hot Fudge Pudding Cake because it bakes!

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake - A Family Feast

Then – as soon because the Hot Fudge Pudding Cake comes out of the oven, just use a spoon to serve.  You’ll quit up with a tremendous moist cake with a warm and fudgy pudding middle – plus a candy crunchy topping!  Served with some vanilla ice cream – here's one amazingly nice dessert that any chocolate lover will enjoy!

Disclaimer: I was now not compensated through Hershey’s for this post.  We are merely sharing our holiday tale with you as we speak as properly because the thought behind our recipe.

Additional note: We’ve acquired a couple of reader feedback under complaining that the cake was very runny and never fudgy.  We’ve retested the recipe ourselves and will verify that it's written correctly. But really sense unfastened to bake the cake for a couple of minutes longer if imperative (ovens might vary), and likewise make certain which you just enable the cake to sit for 15 minutes earlier than serving to present the sauce time to set up.

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake - A Family Feast
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

  Prep Time: 15 mins  Cook Time: 35 mins  Total Time: 50 minutes  Yield: 8 servings
Recipe adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens


1¼ cups granulated sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup Hershey’s Cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup packed brown sugar
1¼ cups hot water
Vanilla ice cream, if desired for serving


Preheat oven to 350 ranges F. Heat a pot of water at the range to highly regarded (just under a simmer).
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine ¾ cup of the granulated sugar, flour, ¼ cup of the cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla and blend till smooth.

Pour the batter into an flippantly greased 2-quart ceramic dish (as proven in our photos) or a 9-inch sq. baking pan (if it’s a non-stick pan, you don’t ought to oil it) and unfold evenly.
In a small bowl, stir collectively the ultimate ½ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, ultimate ¼ cup cocoa and blend well. Sprinkle this combination evenly over the batter on your dish or pan. Pour the hot water over the ideal – but don't stir!
Bake 35-40 minutes if utilizing a pitcher dish (or 30-35 minutes if utilizing a steel pan) – or till the middle is virtually set. Remove your dish from the oven and enable it to face for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, spoon the cake into particular person serving bowls – making certain to spoon the fudgy sauce from the backside of the pan over the ideal of the cake. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired and serve immediately.source