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Willard Scott's Hot Fudge Cake


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups hot tap water


  1. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish or pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Into large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and melted margarine. Blend in walnuts. Spread in prepared dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa over batter in dish. Pour hot water over entire batter.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until batter is set and sauce bubbles. Let cool before slicing. (It makes its own chocolate sauce.)
  4. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 6.

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