Rating: 4.56 stars
173 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

A delicious, easy pudding cake, wonderful served warm with a spoonful of whipped cream. Try mint chocolate chips for a change.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 8x8 inch square pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In an 8x8 inch square pan, stir together the flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add milk and oil, mix well. Sprinkle brown sugar, remaining cocoa and chocolate chips over the mixture. Add the vanilla to the hot water, then pour the water over the top.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the surface appears dry. Serve warm with a spoon or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 25.3g; fat 4g; cholesterol 0.6mg; sodium 125.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (177)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
Wow--Five stars with the following changes: 1/2 cup each brown & white sugar instead of the 2/3 cup. Instead of the hot water, use very hot HALF & HALF with 2 teaspoons vanilla. This gives a MUCH creamier pudding and won't taste like a cake of flour and water, like some have said of this type of recipe. I've made it both ways and I can't believe how much better the recipe with half and half is!!! Why has no one published a recipe like this?!!! :-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2011
Was quick and easy to make--but was lacking in flavor and had a werid aftertaste. Will not make again. Read More
(5)
173 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
Wow--Five stars with the following changes: 1/2 cup each brown & white sugar instead of the 2/3 cup. Instead of the hot water, use very hot HALF & HALF with 2 teaspoons vanilla. This gives a MUCH creamier pudding and won't taste like a cake of flour and water, like some have said of this type of recipe. I've made it both ways and I can't believe how much better the recipe with half and half is!!! Why has no one published a recipe like this?!!! :-) Read More
(184)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
Lord have mercy, this is the most glorious concoction in the world. I baked it in a 9 inch cake pan, and subbed half the white sugar with splenda. I baked it for 33 minutes, and allowed it to sit for half an hour before serving. The wait time is important because it allows the syrup to thicken and the cake to become brownie like. THIS IS AMAZING, it is easy and delicious and sure to become a family favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
Made it for a dieting friend, so substituted low fat soy milk for milk, and applesauce instead of oil. Still came out SOOOO delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
EXCELLENT! I just finished my first taste of this cake and it's awesome. It's almost like a brownie on top and a warm chocolate sauce on the bottom. I didn't have miniature milk chocolate chips so I used the regular size and that worked just fine. It is VERY rich and chocolaty and would be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to help cut that a little bit. I did cook it for longer than the time specified probably an extra 10 minutes. I kept an eye on it until it looked fairly dry on top. I let it cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes and then dug in! I will definitely be adding this to my recipe collection and thanks for an easy recipe using most things you already have on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2006
SO EASY AND SINFULLY DELICIOUS!!!! This wonderful cake is worth all the calories!! I did decrease the brown and white sugar to half a cup each. I also increased the chocolate chips to l/2 cup using regular size chips since I didn't have the mini size. The chocolate chips add additional flavor and texture and would consider them a must in this recipe! The perfect recipe for last minute company. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
After a recent dinner out my husband became obsessed with the chocolate pudding cake we had for dessert. So I thought I'd see if I could make it at home. I must admit I was a little skeptical of how this would turn out when I decided to give it a go. My skepticism was all for naught! This is a FABULOUS dessert! It's so easy and so good there is no reason not to make this every single day!!!;) Seriously though my husband was floored. He told me that mine was better than restaurant version! He was very happy! I made it for a recent get together and the hostess asked if I had gotten it at a local bakery that always has huge lines. She was shocked that this wonderful dessert came from my own kitchen! She said "It seems like it would be SO complicated!" Little does she know it's a SNAP!! Seriously folks if you want to please and delight the chocolate lovers in your life make them this chocolate pudding cake! They will thank you! As for the recipe I also did a 1/2 cup of white and brown sugar instead of the 2/3 cup. The cake was plenty sweet and very decadent. I baked it for 30 minutes and let it set for about 20 minutes more. It was warm and gooey and amazing! LOVE THIS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
This pudding is so yummy! I have been making the same thing for quite a while; I don't remember where I got the recipe from. The only differences between my recipe and this are no chocolate chips (but I think those would be good) and adding 2 teaspoons instant coffee to the hot water. I think that would make the difference for those people who said the pudding part was too bland/watery. And the person who rated this poorly because they didn't bake it long enough, come on now. Bake times are always estimates. Don't give something a poor rating because you didn't bake it right. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
Quick and easy to make elegant enough for company and delicious!!!! A recipe I will make time and time again!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
What a hit! Although this looked weird once baked and served hot with vanilla ice cream it made a fabulous dessert. Just two suggestions. Firstly I followed reviewers' advice and cut the white sugar by 1/2 a cup - no more is needed. Second although the texture is perfect the flavor is a bit bland. I think I'd add some maple mint or almond extract along with the vanilla next time. Thanks for a winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2011
Was quick and easy to make--but was lacking in flavor and had a werid aftertaste. Will not make again. Read More
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