Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

by Jen on April 19, 2012

Hi, and welcome!

Have you noticed I’ve been sharing a few more sweet treats on the blog?  Even though I love to cook savory dishes, I also enjoy baking the occasional indulgence.  But it wouldn’t be in Fit Housewife style to share sweet recipes with tons of butter, sugar, and oil now would it!

Most of the desserts/treats you will find here will have healthier ingredients.  The only exception to this rule is birthday cakes.  I fully believe that a person should have one day where they can eat their favorite cake without any guilt!  Who could forget the Rainbow Cake.

Last weekend, I wanted to make a chocolate cake.  But I didn’t want to make your typical chocolate cake, I wanted something a little bit different.  I was looking through my cookbooks when I came across a recipe for chocolate fudge cake.  It sounded wonderful…and it was!


Just look at that fudge oozing out of the cake.  I’m lucky I actually got a picture of it before it was gone!  My hubby kept asking me when I was going to be done taking pictures, he couldn’t wait any longer.



Hot Fudge Sundae Cake


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: serves 6



Adapted from Looneyspoons


    For the Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To prepare cake, in a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and oil. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and mix them together using an electric mixer on low speed. Pour batter into an ungreased 8 x 8-inch baking pan and spread evenly.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together second amount of brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour boiling water on top. DO NOT STIR!
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 - 40 minutes, until top of cake feels dry to touch. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.


This cake reminded me of a hot fudge sundae.  Gooey, warm, and extra chocolaty.  And look at those nutrition stats!  Less than 6 grams of fat for a big piece of cake.

Don’t forget to top it off with some low-fat ice cream or frozen yogurt.

So the next time you’re in the mood for a chocolaty, fudgy, ooey, gooey, warm cake…make this one!


Hot Fudge Sundae Cake. A delicious and comforting dessert.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 what katie's baking April 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

oh my gosh this looks amazing!!


2 Jen April 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

It’s super yummy 🙂


3 Meme April 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

I have to make this soon! It looks soo delicious


4 Jen April 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

If you love warm chocolate cake, you’ll love this 🙂


5 SamiJoe June 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm



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