This cake is precisely the type of dessert to make when you need chocolate and you need it fast. The method for baking this cake could not be easier and it uses ingredients that are likely to already be sitting in your pantry. As it bakes, this cake creates its own warm fudge sauce that acts as a bed for the moist fudgy cake layer on top.
I chose to use a dark cocoa powder and control the sweetness out of personal preference. I love the intense, almost bittersweet flavor of dark cocoa. Ensuring that the cake itself isn't overly sweet makes this cake a perfect pairing with a big ole scoop ice cream. Maybe some sweetened whipped cream as well?
Once this comes out of the oven you'll have a cake layer that's magically risen to the top during the baking process. While its still warm, dig in there with a big spoon and you'll get a soft fudgy chocolate cake on the top.
Dig a little deeper and you'll find a layer of rich, warm, dark chocolate fudge sauce.
You could stop right here and dig in - you wouldn't regret that decision.
But I'm not saying you have to serve this with vanilla ice cream...
But this cake was basically tailor made to do that very thing. So scoop it on, let that warm fudge sauce melt it into cold creamy streams that intermingle with the chocolate, and enjoy.Print
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