Grandma Hagerson's Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Grandma Hagerson's recipe for chocolate pudding cake. The water poured over the top at the end blends in with the other ingredients and settles on the bottom while cooking, creating a delightful pudding underneath the cake when it is finished!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 8x8-inch cake


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened baker's chocolate, melted

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1 cup water


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

  2. Sift flour, 3/4 cup white sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in milk, butter, vanilla extract, and chocolate. Pour mixture into an ungreased 8x8-inch baking pan.

  3. Mix brown sugar, cocoa, and remaining white sugar together in another bowl. Spread over the top of the batter in the pan. Pour in water.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
4g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 2g
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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