Chocolate Pudding Cake

This interesting chocolate pudding cake has numerous good points: it’s low in fat, potentially vegan, easy to make with kids, and delicious too.

Yield 6-8 minutes
Time 1 hour
  • 9×13 inch glass baking dish
  • 2 bowls
  • hand mixer
  • rubber spatula
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 c white flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt
  • ½ c milk or soy milk
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ½ c brown sugar (packed)
  • 1½ c boiling water
Directions Preheat oven to 350 and oil the baking dish.

Combine ¾ c sugar, ¼ c cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat in milk, oil, and vanilla, then spread batter into baking dish.

In the other bowl, combine brown sugar with remaining sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle on top of the batter, and carefully pour boiling water over the top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pudding is set around the outside and the top is a little bubbly. Let cool for 15 minutes to allow the pudding to thicken, then serve warm.


Adapted from The Moosewood Collective’s Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates: Festive meals for holidays and special occasions.

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