This recipe for hot fudge sauce is probably the BEST I have ever eaten. It’s easy to make and it can be made ahead so you are not standing over the stove at the last minute. The recipe came from Epicurious originally.
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 Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of chocolate to a boil in a 1 to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted.
Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
Add butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stir until smooth.
Cool sauce to warm before serving. You can put the saice in the fridge at this point and then reheat in the microwave when it’s time to serve. I think this sauce would be fine in the freezer for at least a week.
Makes about 2 cups sauce.