Glendora's Chocolate Fudge Pudding (Cake) Recipe -
Glendora's Chocolate Fudge Pudding (Cake) Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Glendora's Chocolate Fudge Pudding (Cake)

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"This is a great winter cake! While hot, add a scoop of ice cream to melt with it. Guaranteed a winner!!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a shallow 1 quart baking dish.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, white sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix in the milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Mix brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa powder together; sprinkle over batter in baking dish. Pour the boiling water slowly over the top of the batter and topping.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. The top of the cake will be set and the bottom will be soft. Invert hot cake onto a platter to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2009

This is a true pudding cake that was popular in the 1980's and 1990's. Its not meant to be turned out onto a platter but it is meant to be sponed out into a dish and topped with ice cream or whipped cream. Its delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2009

I wish I could give this recipe a fabulous review, but I can't. Sounds delicious, but it came out very runny. Not really pudding,really, just used it as a chocolate sauce over the cake part. Not a super recipe, but the kids enjoyed it.


35 Ratings

Oct 09, 2009

I'm giving this a four as the taste was good, but man, it was a runny mess. Do not, I repeat, do not invert cake to a platter to serve. I had a placemat underneath thankfully, but the pudding-ness ran all over it. I would make again (great chocolate fix), but I would just dish it out from the pan itself and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. I kept putting the cake back in the oven thinking it just needed more time to bake, but that wasn't the case. I would rate this five stars if not for the consistency- but it isn't called "Chocolate Fudge PUDDING (Cake)" for nothing. Expect more pudding than cake, and you will be very pleased. :)

Oct 13, 2009

Hey guys, This is meant to be eaten cobbler style..served hot in a bowl with ice cream on top. If it isn't a little runny you will lose the hot fudge syrup kick. Try it again with that in mind :0)

Aug 05, 2010

We called this "Magic Chocolate Cake" because the ingredients reverse in the oven. The dry bottom and wet top make a fabulous pudding on the bottom and a brownie-like cake on top. It's a family favorite and absolutely wonderful - alone, but especially with vanilla ice cream!

Oct 09, 2009

This is a nice pudding cake and better eaten hot with ice cream. For reviewers that complained about it being runny that is the way it is supposed to be: cake on top and a sauce on the bottom. Do not try to put on a plate - just spoon it out of the dish.

Jan 13, 2011

I like this recipe because it’s easy and you get your cake and hot chocolate sauce all in one easy step. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a nice treat.

Jan 10, 2011

best cake ever


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  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 569 mg
  • 23%

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

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