If you love chocolate, you will love this recipe! This recipe is better than the old Shoney’s Hot Fudge Cake, if you can remember that! This has got to be one of the Top Food Pleasures EVER! Ok, if you love chocolate, you are going to love me for this post!! This is one of the most magnificent, hot fudge sauce recipes you will ever taste!
If you try my Hot Fudge Sauce recipe, it will become one of your most favorite recipes ever. Let me warn you though, it is very addictive and oh so delicious!!! You won’t be able to stop eating it, your taste buds will explode with pleasure and you will want more and more!
On your first bite, it will make you do the HAPPY dance! 🙂
….MMM so good!
I am telling you this is a serious hot fudge sauce recipe that is homemade and easy to make! Does this recipe remind you of the Shoney’s Hot Fudge Cake, well it looks like it but this recipe is much better, thicker and more delicious, I promise you. Are you drooling yet?
This recipe has been in our family for a very long time, over 50 years. When I think of this recipe, I think about how wonderful it taste and all the good times with family! We would even hand churn ice cream and add this hot fudge making a vanilla fudge swirl ice cream.
I often give away the mason jars of hot fudge as gifts!
With your spoon drizzle the hot fudge sauce over cool cake and ice cream it will be gooey, thick and get thicker as it cools but never turns hard.
I know what you are thinking, how many calories? Too many to count…does it really matter, enjoy it, don’t feel guilty, just try it, enjoy it because you deserve it!
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1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light or dark Karo syrup
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoons margarine, I use Land Of Lakes brand
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
**Recipe makes 2o ounces.
Start by combine all ingredients except vanilla into your pot. Vanilla will be the last ingredient added once you take the chocolate sauce off the stove top.
Above, all ingredients in pot ready to start heating! Cook over medium heat, stirring until full boil. Boil for 3 minutes, constantly stirring.
Above, all ingredients combined about ready to start boiling.
Above, low boil on medium Be careful stirring, (be sure to constantly stir) you don’t want to splash the HOT fudge sauce onto your fingers or hand. After boiling for 3 minutes, remove completely from the heat and add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and stir to incorporate.
While the chocolate syrup is hot pour into a glass container. I use the small wide mouth Ball mason jars.
Using the wide mouth mason jar will make it easier to heat and gives you easy access with a spoon to remove the chocolate syrup when you are ready to eat! A jar of my homemade hot fudge sauce makes a great gift too. 🙂 Be sure to store the hot fudge sauce in the fridge until you are ready to eat. As it cools it will become really thick. All you need to do is heat it in the microwave to get it hot and ready to eat! Now to make the cake, I use Duncan Hines cake mix and just follow the instructions on the back of the box.
Use a 9 X 13 inch sheet cake pan. All ingredients mixed and ready to go into the oven.
Maybe you prefer only the cake and hot fudge, it’s just as delicious! 🙂 You can also use this hot fudge sauce to for fondue, dipping fruit, strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, etc., you name it!!
When I make this recipe I will buy the Mayfield vanilla ice cream in the rectangle carton to make it easy to slice the ice cream. Cut you a piece of cake, slice it in half, cut a piece of ice cream to fit, then you are ready to cover with the hot fudge sauce! Add whip cream too!
If you don’t want to do the cake, it’s great with just ice cream! Or over brownies or cup cakes, be creative.
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