Warm cake topped with melting ice cream is a traditional endnote to a special occasion. And every spoonful -- with a bit of chocolate and a bit of vanilla, a little cold and a little heat -- is pure romance.


Recipe Summary

Makes 3


For the Batter
For the Topping


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in center. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.

  • Stir together butter, sugar, and vanilla in another medium bowl. Stir in flour mixture and milk, then the chocolate.

  • Make the topping: Stir sugars in a small bowl, smoothing any lumps. Sift in cocoa powder; stir to combine.

  • Place 3 ramekins (each 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches deep) on a baking sheet. Pour in batter. Sprinkle with topping. Pour 1/4 cup boiling water into each. Bake until set, 25 to 28 minutes. Top with ice cream; serve immediately.


Reviews (4)

53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
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  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5
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These are soooo good! I want to eat them every day! But I don't (because that would be just wrong). Great for the 'ol chocolate fix. Try these - they are quick, easy and delicious!
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If you want the recipe for this in a whole cake rather than individual servings, go on the internet and put in "Betty Crocker's hot fudge sundae cake recipe". I've been making this recipe for years and it makes a 9" X 9" size cake pan. It was in my Betty Crocker cookbook that I bought when I got married back in 1973.
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The idea for the whole cake sounds great.If you find it let me know.
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I am looking for this in a whole cake rather than individual servings.