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Chocolate Float

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is a much asked for family favorite. Chocolate cake 'floating' on a sea of pudding! Sure to be a favorite of yours, too!"
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1 h servings 328
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place 1 cup of sugar and 2 cups water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk so the batter does not become too stiff. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour the sugar water into a 2 quart casserole dish. Drop the chocolate mixture by spoonfuls into the sugar syrup to make dumplings.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Use a slotted spoon to remove dumplings to plates, spoon syrup over and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 328 calories; 13.5 51 2.4 1 199 Full nutrition

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This recipe is a family favorite for three generations. However, we like it better with butter instead of shortening. Serve this warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream, and it is very simil...

it's quite simple, and very very sweet; in my opinion, not precisely a beauty: it came out as a cake, more or less, and only some indentations could remind you of dumplings...but my 6 year old a...

This was very similar to a pudding cake. The method is a little different but the taste to a pudding cake is the same. It's good for a quick, yummy dessert.

it was easy to mix but i put it in the oven and it just went horribly wrong. it tasted soggy and gross. i dont know if i did it wrong but i will never try to make it again