This Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake is chocolate cake on top and ooey gooey fudge pudding underneath – a chocolate lover’s DREAM!!!
I have to admit – I’ve fallen into a bad habit when friends come over. Particularly where dessert is involved. As in I haven’t been making ANY! Oops!
Anyone who knows me knows this is definitely a change from my normal behavior. I’ve always seen dessert as a necessary and non-negotiable part of dinner! But lately? Something is different. Something has changed.
Now, you might think it’s laziness. Which would totally make sense….and which is definitely sometimes the case. (Being under a warm blanket trumps getting up for dessert any day!) But more than that, I’ve come to realize it’s about me not wanting to miss out on something good just for the sake of dessert.
Well, as you can probably imagine, this change hasn’t been totally welcome among family and friends. Because the truth is PEOPLE LIKE DESSERT! Especially when it’s chocolate. And particularly when it’s gooey.
Which is exactly why I’m planning to make this AMAZING Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake the next time someone comes over. And, quite possibly, every other time after that. It’s so easy to make (just measure, pour, stir) and impossible not to love. It’s like chocolate cake + chocolate pudding + magic. And with cherries and ice cream on top? Definitely a little bite of heaven.
Here’s to chocolate! And friends! And….most importantly….pudding cake!
Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake
- 1 c. all purpose or cake flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. milk
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 c. hot water
- cherry pie filling
- vanilla ice cream
Combine flour, salt, 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, baking powder, and 1/2 c. granulated sugar in a 2 quart baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, melted butter, and vanilla or almond extract.
Mix into dry ingredients until fully combined.
Combine remaining 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1/2 c. granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
Sprinkle over cake batter.
Pour hot water evenly over batter mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until top of cake is set.
Spoon into individual dishes; top with cherries and ice cream as desired.
*Recipe adapted slightly from American Profile Magazine