Shoney's Hot Fudge Sunday Cake


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp plus 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups very hot water


Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons. cocoa, baking powder, and salt in 9-inch square pan. Mix in milk, oil and vanilla extract with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour very hot water over batter.

Bake in preheated 350° F oven for 40 minutes.

Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. Top with ice cream. Spoon sauce from pan onto each square.

VARIATIONS Butterscotch Sunday Cake Ingredients:

  • Substitute 1 package ( 6 ounce.) butterscotch chips for the nuts. Decrease brown sugar to 1/2 cup and the 1/4 cup cocoa to 2 tablespoons.

VARIATIONS Mallow Sunday Cake Ingredients:

  • Substitute 1 cup miniature marshmallows for the nuts.

VARIATIONS Peanut Sunday Cake Ingredients:

  • Substitute 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for the nuts.

VARIATIONS Raisin Sunday Cake Ingredients:

  • Substitute 1 cup raisins for the nuts.
Makes 4

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