Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Oxmoor House
6 servings


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3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 (1-ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/4 cups boiling water
Whipped cream (optional)


Melt butter and chocolate in top of a double boiler over boiling water, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla. Mix well; set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pecans, and milk in a medium bowl; stir well. Add chocolate; stir well. Pour into a greased 8 - inch square pan.

Combine remaining sugar, salt, brown sugar, and cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water over topping; do not stir. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Cool slightly; spoon into individual serving dishes. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Created date

February 2010