Half-Hour Pudding Cake (Montreal Pudding)


My mom used to make this miracle pudding, and I still make this pudding-like cake. The batter rises to the top during baking, and a pudding-like sauce forms underneath the crust. There is also a lemon version.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 2-quart casserole


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.

  2. Sift flour, white sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add raisins and stir in milk. Spoon batter into the prepared dish.

  3. Combine brown sugar, boiling water, butter, and vanilla. Gently pour over batter. Do not stir.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
2g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 117mg 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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