Hot Fudge Sauce poured from a cup onto a cake.

10-Minute Hot Fudge Sauce

Ten minutes is all you need to make this delicious fudge sauce. Great on ice cream, cakes or drizzled over fruit.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword hot fudge sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 115 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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  1. Mix brown sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook butter and milk until it starts to bubble ( about 5 min on medium heat).
  3. Add cocoa mixture. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook for 2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. It will thicken.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  7. Reheat for 10 seconds in microwave before using.
Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 13g14%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.