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Chocolate Pudding Cake

February 5, 2018

Here’s a warm dessert with a fudgy cake layer on the top and a rich chocolate sauce on the bottom that’s a treat for kids and grown-ups alike. So easy to make and perfect as a Valentine's Day treat!


2⁄3 cup granulated sugar 150 mL
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 45 mL
11⁄2 cups water 375 mL
1⁄4 cup butter 50 mL
1⁄2 cup milk 125 mL
1 egg 1
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
1 cup all-purpose flour 250 mL
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 125 mL
1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 50 mL
2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
Pinch salt Pinch
Ice cream (optional)


  • 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish
  1. Chocolate Sauce: In baking dish, combine sugar, cocoa powder and water. Stir until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 21⁄2 to 4 minutes, stirring once, until sauce is very hot. Stir well.
  2. Batter: In a glass mixing bowl, microwave butter, uncovered, on High for 40 to 60 seconds or until melted. Beat in milk, egg and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Batter will be quite thick.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of batter as evenly as possible into chocolate sauce in baking dish (do not stir together). Place an inverted dinner plate in bottom of microwave and set dish on plate. Microwave, uncovered, on Medium (50%) for 7 to 10 minutes, until top of cake has risen and only few moist spots remain.
  5. Let dish stand directly on heatproof surface for 10 minutes before serving (see Micro-Tips, 177). Spoon warm dessert into dishes along with some of the sauce and serve with ice cream, if desired.
Pudding can also be baked in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.


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