Chocolate Pudding Cake

    1 hour

    A great chocolate pudding with a cakelike texture that makes its own sauce as it cooks. Garnish with whipped topping or ice cream.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 3/4 cups (380g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 10 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk
    • 125g butter, melted
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup (125g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 2/3 cups (420ml) hot water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl stir together the 2/3 cup sugar, flour, 5 tablespoons of the cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, melted butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour batter into one 20cm square baking dish.
    3. In separate bowl stir together the remaining white sugar, brown sugar and the remaining cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Pour hot water over top. Do not stir!
    4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until centre is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes. Then ladle into dessert bowls spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top.

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    Very good. I have made a similar recipe before, and this is just as good. Lots of yummy fudge sauce on the bottom. Don't make the same mistake I did... I only had an 8" pan, and it overflowed in my oven!  -  02 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is taste nice especially the liquid chocolate but the only thing that made me rate it 4 is because it too sweet. The sugar should be cut into 1/2 of the recipe.  -  20 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yummy! I'm a chocolate fiend so I increased the cocoa to 1/3c for the cake and the sauce. There's no such thing as too much chocolate! I also added half a cup of chopped walnuts and substituted 1/3c of whisky for part of the water for the sauce. Mmmm... chocolate and whisky....  -  24 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)