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Hot Fudge Cake

 This quick and easy recipe shared by a friend has become a long time favorite by now ... always a crowd-pleaser. 

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs
Mix above ingredients (don't add what the box says to add) and bake in 9 X 13 (or slightly larger) pan, about 30 min. Serve with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

Fudge sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa, sifted
  • 3/4 cup cream or evaporated milk
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)
Cook in small pot (stirring) over medium heat until it boils. Boil 2 min. Add 1 tsp vanilla and butter. We like it served quite warm. Keep in fridge and reheat when needed.


  1. my mouth just watered :)

  2. Now THAT sounds amazing!

  3. Cut it to 1 egg, add a tsp of almond extract and ditch the fudge sauce. Fast, easy, travels well to things like picnics!

    Or do the fudge sauce and bring on the decadence!

  4. I make this every so often, adding 2 tsp of almond extract to the batter. Your presentation with the strawberry looks so nice. Kathy

  5. This sounds delicious and it really doesn't sound all that high in fat or calories either. I will definitely be trying this yummy cake.

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  7. This looks too easy....just 3 ingredients, I will have to make this on the weekend when the kids come.

  8. I'm very thankful to the author for posting such an amazing post...

  9. What size can of cherries do you use?

  10. PJ - I don't have a can on hand right now, but it's about 540 ml (19 fl. Oz) Be sure it's cherry pie filling - not canned cherries.

  11. Oh my gosh! How easy and soooo delicious!! Love it!

  12. I am definitely liking this recipe! So easy and so tasty!

  13. that looks amazing - going to add that one fore sure

  14. I just pulled this cake out of the oven and am "sampling" the first piece with the hot fudge sauce-excellent! I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing. :)