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Chocolate Pudding Cake II Recipe

Chocolate Pudding Cake II

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

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch square pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
  2. In ungreased 9 inch 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 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2004

I've been making this recipe for years. The only thing is that it says to bake for 40 minutes. I live in Colorado and it only takes 30 minutes, just something to keep in mind for your elevation. It will scorch here in 40 min. Someone said the cake had too much of a flour taste. Not true if you follow the directions and remember what elevation you're at. Take it from me, this is an awesome recipe. A friend said it wasn't sweet enough. It calls for unsweetened cocoa and that's what you get. It's also a flavor my family likes. If you want it sweeter then use a sweet cocoa. Whatever kind of cocoa you put into this recipe is the kind of flavor you will get. It just makes sense. It will be good whatever you use. Just remember to use the exact measurement of ingredients it calls for, you can't go wrong. So, I'm thanking you for this recipe! It's awesome and just asking others to remember where you live and what ingredients work for your elevation. I sign off as old hand at baking and trying to give sound advice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2009

Wow, this was really bad. I followed the directions exactly, I don't get how it got so many good reviews. Bland taste, weird texture - not even smothering it in ice cream could save it. If you're someone who likes rich, chocolately desserts that actually taste like chocolate (and you know what I mean) stay far, far away.

Dec 28, 2007

Yummmmmmmmmmm... this was delicious! I just finished a piece, and this "cake" turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be: light but still chocolatey, gooey, and so delicious! It's not like a full-fat dessert thats extremely rich and heavy. My alterations: upped the cocoa to 1/3 cup, little extra vanilla for flavor, a hand-full of chocolate chips, and used hot milk instead of water. Make and enjoy!!

Jan 26, 2004

Oh my gosh!! Chocolate heaven!! I NEVER double a recipe the first time I make it, but I'm glad I did this time. It would have all been gone in minutes. I didn't have a 9" square pan, so I doubled it. It was a nice fit into a 13x9. Just the right sweetness. I served it with whipped topping. It looked as good as it tasted. Thanks for sharing this.

Apr 24, 2008

This can also be made in the microwave! Mix the dry ingredients in a glass 2 quart bowl. Add the other ingredients as listed. Then microwave at 50% power for 9 minutes, turn dish, then cook high power for 5 - 7 minutes, until the top appears dry. Delicious with ice cream!

Oct 29, 2002

Wonderful as all have said. One good point is that the cake batter is so thick it can be difficult to spread evenly in the pan. Using clean hands, lightly dip fingers in water and you can spread the batter by gently "pushing" and distributing it in the pan.

Aug 29, 2002

What a find! This is perfect for drop-in company because it's quick, easy, and full of ingredients that you keep on your shelf anyway. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!

Jan 30, 2003

This cake was very quick and easy, made with common pantry items. The cake is dense, with a slightly crispy crust, with a pudding like layer below. It was good the next day as well, just pop in the microwave. My husband and sons loved the intense chocolate flavor, I'll make this one again!!


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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