Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
9 servings

A pudding cake is two desserts in one: a moist cake that floats in a rich pudding. For a truly decadent dessert, spoon our homemade Vanilla Sauce over the top.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine milk, bourbon, oil, and vanilla in a bowl. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in dates and nuts.

Step 3

Spoon batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar over batter. Pour boiling water over batter (do not stir). Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched lightly in the center (cake will not test clean when a wooden pick is inserted in the center). Cut into squares. Serve each square with about 2 tablespoons warm Vanilla Sauce.

Step 4

(Totals include Vanilla Sauce)

Ratings & Reviews

TeresaE's Review

March 08, 2010
The pudding cake was good...nice and moist, although I thought the bourbon was a little strong. Would just add less next time. I could not get the sauce to thicken in the double boiler and I had it on there for about 25 minutes. It was fine without it though.