Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chocolate Pudding Cake

The name accurately describes this dessert. It's gooey, but not quite pudding... but not enough to be just called cake. It was very chocolaty and not as much sweet. This was also a "healthier" recipe, supposedly. I saw quite a few recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake and this definitely had less of the unhealthy ingredients (like lots of butter!). I was bringing this to my parents' for Easter and knew there would be perogies, mac & cheese, cauliflower casserole.... I had to keep the desserts not entirely bad for you! ;)

Adapted from: www.honeywhatscooking.com

All Purpose Flour - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup, divided (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Low Fat 1% Milk - 1/2 cup
Canola Oil - 3 tbsp
Brown Sugar - 2/3 cup
Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Hot water - 1 1/4 cups


Boil 2 cups of water. Grease a round baking tray with a teaspoon of Canola Oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine white flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add milk and oil. Mix well and then spread out in prepared pan. (The original directions had you combine this in the same round baking tray. However, the canola oil stuck to all of the ingredients as I was mixing, then it was as if you didn't grease the bottom of the pan, so I wouldn't suggest this method.) Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup of cocoa powder on top. Evenly sprinkle semisweet chocolate chips on top. Add hot water and vanilla in a measuring cup. Combine. Pour the hot liquid over the batter. DO NOT MIX! Carefully place this in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. Mine baked for 30 minutes exactly.

1 comment:

  1. I love anything that is all melty and gooey so this would be something I would probably try once and crave again and again!