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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pudding cake is cake unlike any other. As it bakes, it creates a rich, creamy, puddingy sauce underneath the batter, which bakes up all crunchy and chewy on top. You eat it in a bowl, with a spoon. Chocolate pudding cake is one of the fastest (in terms of of actual work time) and simplest recipes I know, and everyone goes mad for it. Serve it up warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to melt into it.

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • Cake
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) milk any kind
  • 1/4 cup(s) canola oil, melted butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) cocoa


Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch square pan with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla and stir until smooth. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. To make the topping, stir together the sugar and cocoa and sprinkle it over the batter. Pour 1 cup of very hot water over the whole thing, but don't stir it! Bake the pudding cake for 30-35 minutes, until the cake appears done and the sauce is bubbly. Serve it warm.

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