Monday, April 25, 2011

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

I saw this recipe on that new show on Food Network Dessert First over the weekend and just had to try it.  It looked so gooey and chocolately.  I didn't have any ice cream to serve mine with so had to settle for just whip cream but it really was good and super simple to throw together.  Everyone really liked it.  If I had it on hand I'd use the Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa instead because I think that'd make it even richer and I'm all about richness in a dessert, especially a chocolate one!  I'm already thinking of ways to play with this recipe and make it even better so will have to update once I do that.

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pudding Cake:
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 1/4 c. hot water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. For the cake: Whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk in the milk, butter and vanilla. Stir together until smooth with a wooden spoon or spatula. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Use an offset spatula to level into pan. For the topping: Whisk together the sugars and cocoa and sprinkle it evenly over the batter. Pour the hot water over the top, resist the temptation to stir it into the batter. Bake about 20-25 minutes, you want the center to bubble and look almost set, almost like an undercooked brownie. Take out of the oven and let stand 15 minutes. Serve in dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

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  1. mmmm this looks so good!!!! I'll have to make it sometime!
    I am hosting a linky party at my blog called A Themed Baker's Sunday! Where the theme is LEMONS!!! I would love it if you joined! I'm uber excited to see what you have in store!!

  2. Hello! I found you through the Newbie party!

    I have been browsing around your blog....your dishes look GREAT! I am following you now so I can check back and do some baking!

    Come visit!


  3. Thank you for visiting! I'm glad you like it and hope when you make something you find it as delicious as I do!

  4. I've had pudding cake before and thought it was so good. Yours is definitely deliciously gooey and fudgy. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up your cake to Sweets for a Saturday. Feel free to join in again anytime.

  5. Oh my this looks delish. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link or button to your post...thanks:)

  6. This is so yummy! I found your blog through the newbie party cant wait to try some of your recipes :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love chocolate anything, and will remember your recommendation to use the Hershey's dark cocoa. I surfed through a few posts and your breakfast casserole sounds wonderful too! You were a good sport to get up at 6 a.m. to go to the Cracker Barrel.

  8. Thanks for popping in! Glad to have you all here!