This is one of my favorite desserts, I make it when I have cravings for brownies!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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 a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, white sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Stir in shortening, vanilla and milk until smooth. Fold in nuts. Spread mixture in a 1 quart baking dish.

  • Stir together brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa and boiling water. Pour carefully over pudding mixture in baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven 30 to 45 minutes, until set.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 63.5g 21% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 268.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2006
I think the reason for the poor reviews is that people don't know what a "Pudding" is. A "Pudding" is a dense rich cake. Sometimes with it's own sauce baked in. This is supposed to be cake like on top and have a sauce beneath it. Let it cool before eating and the sauce gets thicker. Serving it with ice cream or custard will cut down on the sweetness if you don't like your desserts sweet. I think the person who got a "salty" result may have used baking soda instead of baking powder. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2010
Made this for a freind of mine and she really liked it topped with ice cream and warmed up.:) Read More
(6)
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2006
I think the reason for the poor reviews is that people don't know what a "Pudding" is. A "Pudding" is a dense rich cake. Sometimes with it's own sauce baked in. This is supposed to be cake like on top and have a sauce beneath it. Let it cool before eating and the sauce gets thicker. Serving it with ice cream or custard will cut down on the sweetness if you don't like your desserts sweet. I think the person who got a "salty" result may have used baking soda instead of baking powder. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
We really liked this. Based on some other reviews I did modify this slightly and got terrific results. The cake part was the same but I reduced the sugar and water to 3/4 cup each for the 'pudding'. I used light brown sugar and got a thick pudding consistancy under the brownie. It baked in a convection oven for 35 minutes and I did let it cool and served it warm! Forget about leftovers! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2005
I had a happy accident with this recipe. Half way through mixing it up I realized I only had a half cup of brown sugar left in the house. So I used it and a half cup of water and hoped for the best. Gooey underneath a brownie crust on top there wasn't any of the wateriness that people complained about. I made it in a round cake pan and it was so good! I think I'll probably make it like this again in the future. I used dutch processed cocoa too so it came out very dark and deliciously chocolatey. Will be perfect with ice cream. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2009
This was absolutely delicious and perfect for my pregnant chocolate craving!! I have to say though that I tasted the batter and added more cocoa. One tablespoon cocoa just wasn't enough. I ended up with 3 tablespoons cocoa in the brownie batter and 2 in the brown sugar mixture. It came out very pudding like and was just delicious. The only other little change I made was to use butter instead of shortening because it's what I had. Awesome recipe!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Oh my gosh! This certainly took care of any chocolate cravings I'll have for a long time. I quadrupled the recipe and baked it in a 9 x 13 stoneware baker to take to a card game get together. It took a little longer to bake than the recipe indicated but the results were soooooo good with vanilla ice cream. I will definitely be keeping this recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Tasted a little bit baking-powdery to my husband. I took the advice of others and used more chocolate powder in the brown sugar mixture used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup water. It was very good with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2003
Excellent elegant easy dessert especially served with vanilla ice cream. I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa to batter (along with an extra tablespoon of butter) and to pudding mixture for a deep rich chocolate. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
I like a thicker sauce to the pudding so I reduce the water and brown sugar to 1/2 cup of each and I double the cocoa (4T in all). I also sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter before I pour the water mixture for extra chocolatey-ness. This needs only 30 minutes to bake. Easy to make vegan with soy milk. I also omit the nuts. Delicious! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
This was great!! I did make a few changes as suggested by other reviewers decreasing the brown sugar to 3/4 C. and water to 1/2 C. (used hot coffee) and increasing the cocoa powder in both parts to 2Tbl. I also subbed 1/4 C. Splenda sugar blend for the 1/2 C. white sugar. If you let it set for about 30 min. after baking the "pudding" part will set up and not be runny. Thanks for a great and easy recipe!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2010
Made this for a freind of mine and she really liked it topped with ice cream and warmed up.:) Read More
(6)
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