#11: Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

It makes its own sauce! Delicious and easy, and made in the same pan it bakes in.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Ready in: 60 mins
Yield: One 9 inch (22 cm) square pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons (9 g) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (2 g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (165 g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) boiling water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In ungreased 9 inch (22 cm) square pan, stir together flour, white sugar, cocoa, the baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla with a fork until smooth.
  3. Spread batter evenly in pan (batter will be thick). Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup (20 g) cocoa. Pour boiling water over batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 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.