Mini Chocolate Bundt Cake Sundaes with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

There is a commercial for a chain restaurant (I don’t remember which one) on television that is featuring a chocolate bundt cake with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Let’s just say that this was love at first sight for Bri and he has been hounding me to recreate it since he laid his eyes on it!

Last night I had some extra time on my hands and decided to throw this together complete with homemade hot fudge sauce. I used the recipe for One Bowl Chocolate Cake on allrecipes, but cut the ingredients in half to accommodate mini bundt pans. Apparently this recipe is the same recipe on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa can, but I am out of Hershey’s Cocoa, so I cannot confirm or deny this.

Everything came together super quickly, especially the amazingly delicious hot fudge sauce that I wanted to lap out of the pan. I refrained from doing this and decided to be ladylike and simply lick it off my fingers!

I did not go out and buy any fancy shmancy chocolate because I am trying to clean out cupboards, so I used Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, which worked out just fine! If you are looking for a man-pleasing dessert, I definitely believe this is one of them. However, exercise caution with this hot fudge sauce and do not blame me if you eat it straight from the pan!

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Hot Fudge Sauce

Yield: makes 4 mini bundt cakes


For the Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water

For the Hot Fudge Sauce

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray 4 mini bundt pans with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Hot Fudge Sauce

1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.

2. Slather it on anything and enjoy!!! Even your fingers ;)

both recipes adapted from allrecipes


19 Responses to “Mini Chocolate Bundt Cake Sundaes with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce”

  1. Maria — June 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Oh my oh my! That is one rich dessert and I can't wait to make it!


  2. ~Mrs. Guru~ — June 25, 2009 at 11:26 am

    oooh, sounds so great!


  3. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — June 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I can't seem to say this enough, but I am in LOVE with your pictures!!! The hot fudge sauce sounds delicious, I'm bookmarking to make soon!


  4. — June 25, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Where did you get that fabulous triangle bowl?? This look delicious!!


  5. karen — June 25, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    i just had lunch…. now im hungry.
    THANKS! Thanks a lot! ;)

    And yea, where did you get that bowl?


  6. Jamie — June 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the comments! The bowl is actually from TJ Maxx. I have the larger version too! I heart them!


  7. Eliana — June 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Look at that chocolate pouring into the bowl. Pure artistry.


  8. How To Eat A Cupcake — June 25, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I think Sonic has that commercial! I just saw bundt cake sundaes on their menu the other day! ;)

    I love the Hershey's recipe. It's the best I've tried, and it always works!! :D


  9. Ingrid — June 25, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Love that last photo! Did you use a remote to take the photo?

    My mom just gave me some mini bundt cake pans that my babygirl has wanted to use. For four bundt cakes do you usually cut in half the recipe you want to make? How much do you fill up the pans? Like cupcakes half way?


  10. Amanda — June 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    It might be a Chili's commercial. I had a molten chocolate chip cake at Chili's a while back and it was as decadent as one would expect. :)

    I'm sure it is muccccch better homemade!


  11. Jennifer — June 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Yum! That is just truly decadent!!


  12. Lalaine — June 26, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Sinful. Just plain sinful.


  13. Jamie — June 26, 2009 at 6:38 am


    No remote for the pic, I hit the camera button with one hand while I held the spoon with another. I am sure it would have been much better with a remote. I fill the mini bundts a bit over 1/2 full. I love the pans and yes, I usually cut cake recipes in 1/2 to make 4 small bundts! Enjoy those pans!!!



  14. Ingrid — June 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks, Jamie!


  15. Pamela — June 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh! I need a napkin. This looks astoundingly delicious.


  16. Lisa Michelle — June 27, 2009 at 5:17 am

    OMG, mini chocolate bundt cakes turned into hot fudge sundaes! Brilliant and mouth watering!!


  17. Alya — June 27, 2009 at 6:15 am

    *groan* I just had lunch, and now I'm hungry again! Anything with the word 'chocolate' gets 5 stars in my book!

    By the way, I've got a Perricone MD product to give away over at my blog. Come check it out :)


  18. Seema — December 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    It looks so good! I was wondering if I can use one big bundt pan instead of using 4 mini ones? If I can’t, how would I adjust the recipe so I can use one?



    • Jamie — January 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Seema, you should be able to do that without too much trouble. I don’t think you’d need to adjust the recipe at all, just watch the cake as it bakes. You may need to adjust the time up or down to make sure it doesn’t over or under bake.
      – Jamie

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