Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

  • Yield: 9 servings


1cup plain flour
3/4cup granulated sugar
2tablespoons cocoa
2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2cup milk
2tablespoons salad oil
1teaspoon vanilla
1cup chopped nuts
1cup brown sugar, packed
1/4cup cocoa
1 3/4cups hot tap water
-- Vanilla ice cream


  1. Heat oven to 350F.  In ungreased square 9x9x2-inch pan stir together flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Mix in milk, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth; stir in nuts.  Spread evenly in pan.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa.  Pour hot water over batter; bake 40 minutes.  Let stand 15 minutes.  Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares.  Invert squares on plate.  Top with ice cream and spoon sauce over each serving.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling All Cooks (the Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter No. 34, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982).