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brown fudge cake with molten lava sauce on it

Chocolate Lava Fudge Cake

Author: Alisha R
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate lava cake, chocolate lava fudge cake, fudge cake, hot fudge cake recipe, how to make a chocolate fudge cake, how to make a lava cake, molten lava cake
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Calories: 316kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 6 people
Chocolate Lava Fudge Cake Recipe is a chocolate cake with molten fudge sauce that is homemade. Learn how to make a chocolate cake with hot fudge that is gooey, rich and the best dessert in town


For the cake batter

  • 120 grams all purpose flour 1 cup
  • 100 grams castor sugar or fine granulated sugar ½ cup
  • 25 grams cocoa powder ¼ cup
  • 60 grams melted salted butter ¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 5 ml
  • 130 ml milk, room temperature ½ cup
  • 1 full egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the hot fudge mixture

  • 20 grams cocoa powder 3 tablespoons
  • 100 grams castor sugar ½ cup
  • 100 grams brown sugar ½ cup
  • 290 ml boiling hot water 1 & ¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder


For the cake batter

  • In a bowl combine the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and ½ cup of castor sugar. Mix these dry ingredients really well
  • Add milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and egg to the dry ingredients and continue whisking
  • Pour this batter into a greased baking dish. I used an 8 inch glass baking dish. Spread it well all around the dish

For the fudge mixture

  • In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, remaining ½ cup castor sugar and brown sugar. Mix well and sprinkle this powder all over the cake batter
  • Take the boiling hot water, add the coffee powder and stir well. Pour this over the cake batter and fudge mixture. Make sure its all over the cake and bake immediately at 160 degrees C for 35 to 40 mins or until the center of this cake feels wobbly but firm
  • Serve hot immediately once out of the oven. Taste best when served with vanilla icecream

Recipe Notes

The brown sugar I had was really thick, I ground it before using it
Dust the cake with icing sugar if you'd like that 

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Nutrition Information
Serving: 100g | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.79g | Protein: 4.38g | Fat: 6.64g | Saturated Fat: 3.817g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.427g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.951g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 46.3g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.98mg

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