Chocolate pudding cake has always been a favorite of mine. Soft cake, covered with rich chocolate sauce, topped with a generous serving of ice cream… yum. It is a great fall or winter dessert, but really, I make it all year long and no one complains. 😉
This was one of the desserts my mom baked often. Sometimes we didn’t have ice cream; we just poured milk over it…
My Mom grew up on a farm and she liked to pour cream or milk over her cake. I remember when I was about 4 years old, and thought I wanted to try that. So, I convinced Mom to pour milk over my chocolate cake, just like she did. That was the last time I tried that! Haha! I do like milk poured over some things – just not cake.
Anyways, I thought I’d share the recipe for this chocolate pudding cake so you could try it for yourself. It is kind of a strange way to make a cake – but just trust me; it works!
First, you mix the batter and spread it in a 9×9 pan. Then you mix the dry ingredients and spread it over the batter. Then you pour boiling water over everything, and bake it. As it bakes, it will mysteriously turn into a delicious cake with gooey chocolate sauce on the bottom! Add a dollop of ice cream and you will have a bowl of delicious, chocolatey goodness.
You need to let it set for 5-10 minutes after you get it out of the oven, so you don’t burn your tongue on the chocolate sauce.
I hope you enjoy this old-fashioned chocolate pudding cake! It really is quite simple to make, and everyone loves it. It is good cold, too, but it does thicken up a bit.
Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 TBL cocoa divided
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 TBL oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Combine flour, sugar, 2 TBL cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
- Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla til smooth.
- Spread in ungreased 9x9 pan.
- Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter.
- Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
- Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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