Hot Fudge Cake

I’ve made this dessert quite a few times…everybody loves it and I get a lot of requests for it. (It really is THAT good!!!) However, since we had some friends over last night for supper around the firepit, my daughter Hannah talked me into cooking it over the fire. (That’s why the pictures change from my usual 9 x 9 pan to the cast iron dutch oven.)

I wasn’t really sure how it would turn out, but it actually went extremely well…thanks to the wonderful rack my hubby made for suspending the pot over the fire instead of having to deal with the flames IN the fire. (I’ll post pics at some point, but didn’t have time last night.) Thank you Honey! You’re the BEST!!! 😉

Mixing up the flour, sugar, 2 Tbls cocoa, baking powder, and salt. You don't even have to grease the pan!

Mixing up the flour, sugar, 2 Tbls cocoa, baking powder, and salt. You don’t even have to grease the pan!

Next, I'm mixing in the milk, oil, and vanilla...

Next, I’m mixing in the milk, oil, and vanilla…

...til it's nice and smooth.

…til it’s nice and smooth.

Hannah talked me into cooking it over the fire in my cast iron dutch oven. It was easy since I now have a nice rack to hold it up off the fire a bit. Thanks honey!!!

Hannah talked me into cooking it over the fire in my cast iron dutch oven. It was easy since I now have a nice rack to hold it up off the fire a bit. Thanks honey!!!

There's not much that's more delicious than Hot Fudge Cake with homemade ice cream!!!

There’s not much that’s more delicious than Hot Fudge Cake with homemade vanilla ice cream!!! (Recipe also on here!)

Hot Fudge Cake

1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

2 Tbls Cocoa

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Milk

2 Tbls Vegetable Oil

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Cup Chopped Nuts, if desired

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Cocoa

1 3/4 Cups Very Hot Water

Ice Cream (for serving)

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 Tbls cocoa, the baking powder, and salt in an ungreased 9 x 9-inch square pan. Mix in milk, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts. (I usually leave them out.) Spread in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour very hot water over batter. (Don’t mix it!)

Bake 40 minutes. Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes and top with ice cream. Spoon sauce from pan onto each serving.

**PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

*Recipe by Betty Crocker

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