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hot fudge chocolate cake with whipped cream on top, with a spoon pulling out a bite showing the molten hot fudge in the cake. hot fudge is melting together with the cream


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  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 1-2 servings


A moist, delectable and simple single serve chocolate cake with a layer of hot fudge sauce underneath


Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp full fat plain or greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (55g)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour (45g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Hot Fudge:

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup boiling water


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F and lightly brush a 0.5qt mini dutch oven (or a 5" ramekin / cake pan) with butter
  • To make the cake, add the oil, yogurt and 2 tbsp boiling water to a bowl, and whisk until combined. Whisk in the sugar
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold until the dry ingredients are just combined
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan
  • In a separate little bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar and cocoa powder for the hot fudge until no lumps remain. Sprinkle this mixture over the cake batter in the pan
  • Carefully pour over the 1/3 cup of boiling water on top of the sugar and cocoa mixture
  • Transfer the pan to the pre-heated oven and bake for ~20 minutes until the cake looks done on top. If in doubt, lean towards underbaking vs overbaking as you want a good amount of fudge sauce on the bottom
  • Serve the cake warm straight from the pan! Optionally, you can scoop some plain, cold whipped cream or ice cream on top

Video tutorial:

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  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American