Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

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    This is a recipe from my mum. She made me a cookbook of favourite recipes when I left home. Her note is, 'this is handy when you don't have an egg in the house and you need something other than jelly for dessert'.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 30g butter, melted
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 3/4 cups hot water

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in the milk and melted butter.
    3. Spread evenly into the prepared tin.
    4. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cocoa. Spread over the top of the cake mixture. Pour the hot water over the entire pan of batter.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. The cake is done when the cake part is on top and the bottom is of a pudding consistency.

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    OMG Have made this twice this week.. never again packet pudding as was so easy and quick to make. My only suggestion is to definitely double the receipe for 4 adults and 3 children.. no left overs  -  24 Jun 2011


    I misplaced my recipe for this dessert, so I tried this one. It's very good, a couple of different steps than my mom's (adding the milk & butter), but it still tastes the same. *I made this a 2nd time, only changing a couple things, and it came out even better, I think! I added 1 tsp vanilla, 2 Tbl coffee granules to 2 Cups water, baked at 325' for 40 mins.  -  14 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was awesome! I did change one thing: Instead of pouring hot water on top, I poured freshly brewed coffee. This made the cake have such a fantasic flavor. I can't wait to have it again.  -  21 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)