Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Ok...I was very torn as to whether or not to even post this picture.  1.  It REALLY shows how dirty my stove is LOL!  I can't remember what I cooked before this cake, but it was obviously very good from the amount of grease on my stove.  2.  It wasn't the same cake I made last night but SO very close.  I just forgot to take a picture.  It was still made in the same pan, in the same oven.  Whew, honesty makes me feel better!

This cake is SO good.  My child, who does not like chocolate hardly at all, at this cake 3 nights in a row! Yes siree!  It is impossible.  You add hot water to the dry ingredients that sit on top of this brownie like mix and TA DA a pudding is conceived somehow in all that gooey heavenly goodness.  The top has a slight crispness to it, like a crackle to it.  It is divine and so stinking easy.  If you can measure, you can make this recipe.  I must say, I have used both Hershey Cocoa and last night I used Nestle.  Hershey won hands down.  Trust me on this one people.  Now GO make this now and enjoy :)

Makes an 8X8-inch pan
1 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk ½ cup sugar with ¼ cup cocoa powder and set aside.
Whisk the flour, remaining ½ cup sugar, remaining ¼ cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla in medium bowl until smooth. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips (the batter will be stiff).
Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and spread into corners. Sprinkle reserved cocoa and sugar mixture evenly over the top. Gently pour boiling water over cocoa. Do not stir.
Bake until the top of the cake is cracked, sauce is bubbling and a toothpick inserted into cakey area comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 22-24 minutes. Cool on rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
From Mel's Kitchen Cafe who got it from Cooks Country


  1. kelli,sounds delicious,My hubby will Love it,I just have to pick up the choclate chips and the cocoa,I have all other ingredients,so then all I need is the energy to do it,I'm not much of a baker,its hard dor me to be on my feet and legs to much,but I will do it for my hubby,he deserves it,Thanks for sharing,
    God Bless Hugs, Leslie

  2. Aw you are so sweet to do that for your hubby. I tried to pick a recipe that was relatively easy and didn't require a lot of time. I did things like melt the butter in my measuring cup in the microwave, rinsed it out then boiled my water in the same one in the microwave. I would love to know how it turned out and if you liked it :)

  3. Heck Girl I didn't even make it yet,LOL. I have to get the chocolate chips and cocoa first. I just got done writing it all out,I don't know how to hook up my printer,thats just sitting right beside my computer(Duh me).
    I know when I do make it,my Hubby will Love it and me to,but I sure don't need the extra pounds,sitting around not being able to exercise,stinks. First time I've gained weight without being pregnant LOL. I will let you know though when I make it. Thanks again for sharing it :)

  4. Hey Kelli...thanx for sharing your blog and the yummy recipes! I love to cook and bake, i will be peeking in on you now and again! Can't wait to try these "delightful" looking recipes! Your DS friend, Tory

  5. Come on by anytime my friends :)