Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot fudge sauce is one of those foods in which the homemade version blows the socks of the stuff you find in the store. The dense and silky dessert topping is actually very easy to make in your own kitchen and goes great with so many things.

I recently made a seriously sinful cheesecake for my brother-in-law’s birthday and the recipe called for a can of hot fudge. I used this version instead and I think the results were well worth it. This sauce packs an intense chocolate punch and is positively delightful (in small doses, of course). As Emeril would say, it really kicks things up a notch.

Stay tuned for the cheesecake recipe later this week. It’s a short post today. I am busy getting ready for my girlfriend’s bridal shower this weekend! 🙂

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan , combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of the chocolate over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. stirring until the chocolate chunks are fully melted.

Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes. Take the pan off of the heat.  Add in butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stir until smooth and shiny. Cool the sauce slightly and then serve with whatever you desire. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Source: My Baking Addiction

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Connie says:

    Lolly you put me to shame . I’ve tried different hot fudge sauce and never found one I liked, so i just use store bought . Was that cheesecake you send over to Kennys house on saturday the best cheesecake I ever had. Cheesecake factory don’t make them that delicious. I really want that recipe.

    1. Lolly says:

      Well thank you so much, Connie. I don’t think I could ever put you to shame! I am still trying to follow in your footsteps. There are some things that can never be made the way Connie makes them.

  2. This really is a great condiment to have around-it adds a tasty pizzazz to a lot of desserts! I have made chocolate ganache but this looks to have more elements in it and a nicer consistency. I will need to try this, but my first step is making sure I have vanilla ice cream! That will be the first use for it. Have a great day.

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