This delicious chocolate pudding cake recipe is low in fat, quick to prepare, and so, so delicious! Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Combine flour, white sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a 9-inch square baking pan; stir well. Add milk, oil, and vanilla extract; stir until smooth.

  • Mix together brown sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl; sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water over batter but do not stir.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 54.1g 18% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 160.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
10.20.19 Wow, what a good cake! And what an interesting way to make a cake. Admittedly, I had my doubts, but it really works. Wasn’t quite sure what the consistency was supposed to be, but it’s a tender, moist cake with a soft, creamy, fudgy bottom (guess that’s where the “pudding” comes into the title), but not like the consistency of a lava cake. From a taste perspective, it’s reminiscent of a really rich, chocolate brownie. Whatever, it’s very good, very easy to make, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for sharing your recipe Melinda. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/19/2020
I am an experienced baker and followed this recipe exactly and it was awful. The water never completely absorbed into the cake and the flour did not cook. I have made a similar cake which includes more milk, butter and also 2 tsps of baking powder. I think the measurements of this cake is way off. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/19/2020
I am an experienced baker and followed this recipe exactly and it was awful. The water never completely absorbed into the cake and the flour did not cook. I have made a similar cake which includes more milk, butter and also 2 tsps of baking powder. I think the measurements of this cake is way off. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2019
10.20.19 Wow, what a good cake! And what an interesting way to make a cake. Admittedly, I had my doubts, but it really works. Wasn’t quite sure what the consistency was supposed to be, but it’s a tender, moist cake with a soft, creamy, fudgy bottom (guess that’s where the “pudding” comes into the title), but not like the consistency of a lava cake. From a taste perspective, it’s reminiscent of a really rich, chocolate brownie. Whatever, it’s very good, very easy to make, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for sharing your recipe Melinda. Read More
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