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Hot Fudge Spoon Cake

Updated on November 29, 2016

You need a spoon to eat this


Hot Fudge Dumplings

Easy and quick to make this recipe creates warm chocolate dumplings that are light and moist floating in a hot fudge sauce.

Best of all from start to finish you can have it on the table in a little more than an hour,

One of Mom’s best recipes, handed down for generations, it has been a family favorite for many years and always gets rave reviews from company and church suppers. Now I have turned it into a photo recipe, easy and quick to make.

This is a chocoholic dessert for the family and company.

Advance preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Gather Equipment:
  3. 2+1/2 quart casserole, 2 quart sauce pan, mixing bowl

Ingredients for the Dumpling batter

Ingredients for Dumpling batter

  1. 1 egg, beaten
  2. 1/4 cup butter, melted, but not hot
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 cup Sugar
  5. 6 Tbs Cocoa
  6. 2 Cups All Purpose Flour (Or cake flour)
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 2 tsp Baking Powder
  9. 1 Cup milk

Batter will be fairly stiff

Preparation of dumpling batter:

• Sift flour with cocoa powder, salt and baking powder so it is well blended
• Melt butter DO NOT make it hot, just barely melted.
• Blend the egg with the melted butter, vanilla and sugar
• Add the milk and the flour mixture alternately to the liquid mixture
• Mix only until blended, over mixing makes tough cakes
• Set this aside while you make the sauce

Ingredients for the Fudge Sauce

Ingredients for chocolate sauce

1. 1-1/2 Cups Sugar
2. 4 Cups Water
3. 3/4 Cup Cocoa
4. 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
5. 1/2 teaspoon salt

Spoon the batter into HOT sauce

If the sauce is too cool the cake will dissolve
If the sauce is too cool the cake will dissolve

Prepare sauce and finish:

• Place Sugar, water, cocoa, salt and vanilla in a 2 to 3 quart saucepan.
• This will bubble up quite a bit so it may boil over in a pot that is too small
• Bring to a boil and lower the heat, simmer for 3 minutes, Stir frequently
• Pour boiling sauce into the 2+1/2 quart casserole
• Drop spoonfuls of batter into the hot sauce.
• It is important that the sauce be very hot, this starts the batter cooking.
• Place casserole in the oven at 325 degrees,
• Bake until the cake is done and the sauce has thickened, 20 minutes or more.
• Insert a toothpick into the thickest cake, if it comes out clean they are done
• Serve warm and enjoy

Now comes the hard part

Fully cooked
Fully cooked
Serve and enjoy
Serve and enjoy


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    • chefsref profile image

      Lee Raynor 21 months ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Margie

      Don't forget the whipped cream!

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      Margie Lynn 21 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Yum, getting a spoon! Hehe!

    • chefsref profile image

      Lee Raynor 4 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Scribenet

      Save some for me!


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      Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I think I need to make this one today! :)

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      Lee Raynor 6 years ago from Citra Florida

      Thanx Frogy

      Yeah, give it a try, very rich!

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      This sounds like a delicious dessert, very unique. Liked your pix with instructions also. Yum!