hot fudge ice cream sundae
What Is A Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, And Is There Ice Cream Included?
By Megan Anderson
Hot fudge sundae cake has been around since the 1970s. The classic version is a fudgy baked dessert with an unusually gooey texture, topped with chocolate sauce and ice cream.
The original recipe by Betty Crocker calls for mixing the batter directly in the baking pan and topping it with brown sugar, cocoa powder, and water.
Because of this addition, it does not rise as a normal cake, making it extra moist. In addition, as it bakes, the excess liquid transforms into a chocolate sauce.
The sauce collects in the pan after serving and can then be spooned over the top of the cake like hot fudge.
While the cake is typically served warm with ice cream, commenters say it's just as good cold. The cake itself is low in dairy and suitable for people who are lactose intolerant.
Some modern recipes consist of layers of chocolate and vanilla ice cream and cookie crumbs, similar to an ice cream sandwich cake, topped with hot fudge, sprinkles, and cherries.