Chocolate-Toffee Pudding Cake

This decadent chocolate dessert forms two layers as it bakes: a rich, creamy pudding on the bottom and a tender cake layer on the top.


9 servings (serving size: 1/9 of pudding cake)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 283
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 51.6 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 248 mg
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fiber 1.6 g
Calcium 102 mg


1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup almond toffee bits


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, oil, and vanilla, stirring just until combined.

Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Combine brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over batter (do not stir).

Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with toffee bits. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve warm.