Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
We use an unusual technique to make a rich chocolate sauce for this rich dessert, which is truly part cake and part pudding.
Why This Recipe Works
Most hot fudge pudding cakes end up looking rich and fudgy but have very little chocolate flavor. For a Hot Fudge Pudding Cake recipe that tasted as good as it looked, we folded semisweet chocolate chips into the batter, which added another layer of chocolate flavor and ensured plenty of gooey pockets in the baked cake. Vegetable oil, which most recipes call for, was flavorless, and we found substituting melted butter improved our Hot Fudge Pudding Cake’s flavor. Using Dutch-processed cocoa, which is less acidic than natural cocoa powder, produced a richer chocolate taste.
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