Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Serves 12 servings | Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 40 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

When I was a child we used to have this delicious dessert a lot. My Aunt Francis made it in a large white enamel baking dish and it feed a lot of people, which was a good thing because there was 7 kids in my family and 5 kids in my Aunt's family plus the adults, a large crowd indeed. I have scaled the recipe down some to fit my family.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups boiling water


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a mixing bowl stir together flour, white sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth.

Pour into a ungreased 9-in. square baking dish. Spread batter evenly in pan, batter will be thick. Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour boiling water over batter.

Bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes, then spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares. Invert each square onto dessert plate and spoon sauce over each serving. Top with ice cream or whipped topping if desired.

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