Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

I might be the only one who has never made a pudding cake...
BUT in case I'm not, I'll share the experience with you.
The whole idea of pouring 1 cup of boiling water over a
lovely chocolate batter seemed like dessert suicide -
but as I learned a short 45 minutes was just the
beginning of something rich and YUMMY.
Spread batter into the corners
Sprinkle the sugar/cocoa mixture over the batter
Against my better judgement...pour boiling water over batter
Bake until the top cracks
Spoon out of pan and serve with whipping cream or ice cream

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake:
1 c. sugar, divided
1/2 c. cocoa, divided
1 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
4 T. butter, melted
1 egg yolk
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. boiling water
Heat oven to 350. Spray 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine 1/2 c. sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer combine flour, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/4 c. cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir. Add milk, butter, egg yolk and vanilla and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Batter will be stiff.
Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading to the corners. Sprinkle reserved sugar/cocoa mixture evenly over the batter. Gently pour boiling water over the top - DO NOT STIR.
Bake for 24-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs and the top is cracked.
Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream.
Bon Appetit!


  1. That looks really good. I've never made a pudding cake, either.

  2. Oh my, I think I will be trying this tonight! Looks delish!