Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Following_RecipeSMALLER It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is HOT FUDGE SUNDAE CAKE!

Hot Fudge Sundae? Cake? How can y0u go wrong with this cake?!  You can’t!  It’s even easy to make because it uses a box cake mix.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Serves 12-16]

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
½ gallon brick vanilla ice cream


1 can evaporated milk
1¾ cups sugar
4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
¼ cup butter or margarine
1½ tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt

Whipped cream, for garnish
Maraschino Cherries, for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 13x9x 2-inch pan.  Prepare, bake and cool cake following package directions.
  2. Remove cake from pan.  Split cake in half horizontally.  Place bottom layer back in pan.  Cut ice cream into even slices and place evenly over bottom cake layer (use all ice cream).  Place remaining cake layer over ice cream.  Cover and freeze.
  3. For sauce, combine evaporative milk and sugar in medium saucepan.  Stir constantly on medium heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil.  Boil and stir for 1 minute.  Add unsweetened chocolate and stir until melted.  Beat over heat until smooth.  Remove from heat.  Stir in butter, vanilla and salt.
  4. Cut cake into serving squares.  Spoon hot fudge sauce on top of each cake square.  Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherry.


Tip:  Fudge sauce may be prepared ahead and refrigerated in tightly sealed jar.  Reheat when ready to serve.

NOTE: Change up the flavor by changing your ice cream flavors…Hot Fudge Strawberry Sundae Cake, anyone? Coffee?  Cherry?

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