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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake. An old fashioned self saucing dessert featuring a super simple chocolate cake together with a chocolate pudding sauce on the bottom.

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake.

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of Spouse who has been making this recipe for many years.

It’s a very simple recipe in which the pudding forms on the bottom of the same pan as the cake bakes.

It’s a big favorite with our kids. And again, it’s another one of those dessert recipes that you can make when there is practically nothing in the cupboard.

Use the best quality cocoa powder you can find for this recipe.

A few basic ingredients is all you need to make this comfort food dessert. It can be a lifesaver when you need a simple last minute dessert as well.

From bowl to plate, you can serve this up in about 45 minutes!

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake. An old fashioned self saucing dessert .

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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake square cropped featured image of a single serving on a white plate
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake. An old fashioned self saucing dessert featuring a super simple chocolate cake together with a chocolate pudding sauce on the bottom.

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the sauce

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 2/3 cups boiling water

Instructions

To prepare the cake

  1. Sift together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the milk vanilla and oil and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  3. Spread thee batter evenly into an ungreased 8x8 square baking dish.

To prepare the sauce

  1. Mix together the sugar, cocoa and salt
  2. Slowly stir in the boiling water
  3. Pour this chocolate mixture slowly and evenly over the surface of the batter in the baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 255Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 1mgSodium 351mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Originally published March 2008.

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Rue

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Tried it, but it came out weird. The cake came out very gummy like and the sauce was very watery. It did require an ample amount of water, which I was sceptical of form the start. The taste was very concentrated and over the top chocolate-y. I do love my chocolate, but this was too strong. Have you any clue what went wrong?

gail

Monday 13th of April 2020

Made this earlier today. Wondering if enough will be left for dessert by supper time. It is a wonderful chocolate pudding cake and easy enough to let the younger eaters sift/whisk the dry ingredients, assist with the wet ingredients and even spread the batter into the ungreased pan. The rewards are more than justified for the chocolate lovers' palates. A truly wonderful memory from grandma's kitchen is resounded in the chocolate flavor. Five Stars for sure.

Linda Jones

Sunday 19th of January 2020

Hello there, Can you make this into individuals by pouring into muffin tins?

Diana

Saturday 18th of January 2020

Barry, just found my supper & dessert for tonight thanks to today’s post. . Could this be made as a lemon pudding cake as well with a switch in of different ingredients, making a lemon sauce instead? Thank you.

Diana

Millican Pecan

Saturday 27th of July 2019

Wow, what a great recipe! I didn't know this kind of recipe existed! I love lava cake, and now I can make this for company! Thank you for sharing.

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