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The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Updated on September 22, 2014
The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe
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Looking For A Great Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe?

This page is dedicated to the DESSERT course so if you are watching what you eat, this is NOT where you want to be and I advise you to leave before you are tempted. However, if you are looking for a simple, easy and delicious dessert recipe, one that qualifies as COMFORT FOOD and is a bit healthier than some recipes, then I encourage you to read on, print the recipe and bake yourself a fabulous and HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE.

What Is A Pudding Cake?

A pudding cake is a dessert that falls between a pudding and a cake. (Bet you could have guessed that much!) They are often but not always made by simply stirring together a batter, putting it in a casserole dish and adding water. The cake manages to become a cake with sauce that will amaze and delight you.

Are Pudding Cakes Easy To Make?

Why yes, pudding cakes are usually very easy to make...almost as easy to make as they are to eat.

What Do You Need To Make A Pudding Cake?

Most pudding cakes are created from some pretty basic kitchen supplies including but not necessarily limited to a bowl or two, measuring cups, a pan and a spoon. Usually they require very basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. Some are a bit more complicated but all are worth the effort required to produce a tasty, homemade dessert.

You'll love these OXO mixing bowls. They are the top-ranked mixing bowls available on Amazon and perfect for mixing up your pudding cake.

The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 percent milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water


  1. The first step is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. The rest of this recipe is just about as easy as that.
  2. Combine the flours, brown sugar, first amount of cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir them well and set aside.
  3. In a measuring cup, combine milk and oil.
  4. Add liquid mix to flour mix and stir with a spoon until well blended. Pour this batter into an ungreased 8 inch square baking pan. (I cheat and use a similarly sized round casserole dish.) Spread the batter evenly.
  5. For the sauce, mix in a small bowl the brown sugar and the second amount of cocoa powder. Sprinkle this mix over the batter in the pan and then pour the boiling water on top.
  6. DON'T STIR. (Yes, that is DO NOT stir.)
  7. This is the magic of pudding cake. If you are serving children, make sure you share the process with them. Even my teens were suitably impressed.
  8. Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes or until dry on top. Let stand for five minutes before eating. Ice cream is a nice although not really necessary accompaniment.
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The Looneyspoons Collection
The Looneyspoons Collection

The Looneyspoons Collection

The new cookbook from Janet and Greta Podleski.

This recipe originated from the Looneyspoons Collection cookbook. We love it (the recipe and the cookbook) and you will, too.

Looneyspoons Collection is the 2011 cookbook from Janet and Greta Podleski. It includes many of the recipes from the ladies' previous three cookbooks, altered to suit today's thinking in terms of healthy eating. My family is loving the results and I do not hesitate to recommend this cookbook at all. You can order your copy directly from Amazon or you can visit my blog, Culinary Favorites From A to Z to learn more about the cookbook and about the recipes we have tried and loved.

Corning Ware Casserole Dish
Corning Ware Casserole Dish

CorningWare French White Casserole Dish

This is the only pan you need to bake all of these pudding cakes. I love mine and, of course, use it for pudding cakes but also for casseroles and for advance preparation of side dishes for holiday dinners.

CorningWare is a fairly tough material that can be used in your oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. It resists chipping and cracking but is not break proof. I was given a set as a wedding gift and I am still using and loving it more than 20 years later. One of the lids has a chip but the dishes themselves are in the same condition as they were when I was given them in 1989. I also love the fact that they do not seem to be dated and that they look nice on a table that is casual or on a table that is a bit fancier than that.

CorningWare comes with a 10-year warranty but all of my pieces have far outlived that warranty.

If you don't own a set, I would recommend buying one and if you are looking for a TOP-RATED GIFT idea for someone newly married, getting married or setting up house for the first time, I would consider buying the set. I am not sure what else you can buy that is so versatile AND so economically priced.

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Is there a chocolate pudding cake in your future?

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      Susan Deppner 14 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Nothing wrong with chocolate for breakfast! (Love this recipe!)

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      Definitely not, LOL!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      This is not something I should be looking at before breakfast. So good :)

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      You're Superb....BlessingsGEM

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      momsfunny 4 years ago

      Tasty recipe. I would love to try this.

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      BarbaraAnn13 4 years ago

      My Husband is a Freak for chocolate pudding cake this recipe put a smile on his face!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Most definitely but I probably won't get much cause my girls will inhale it I think, especially with vanilla ice cream and maybe a drizzle of caramel. Oh I can't wait!!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      How did I miss this? I have never made pudding cake but have always wanted to try it. Now I have the BEST-EVER recipe!

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      juliet765 5 years ago

      They look delicious

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love chocolate pudding cake - it's so easy and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That chocolate pudding cake looks absolutely sinfully good!

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      tandemonimom lm 5 years ago

      Dang, girl, I did NOT need to see that before I've eaten breakfast! *drool*

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Oh my, that sounds so good. Figures... I just started a diet today. :)

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      jolou 5 years ago

      Chocolate pudding cake is definitely a comfort food, and very delicious.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      Delicious pudding cake. Enjoyed a lot..

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Even though I can't have any...this looks so yummy! Delicious article. :)

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      This looks delicious!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I do believe there may need to be now! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love pudding cakes but have never made one. I'll give this a try. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The intro pic got me in... and I can't wait for future to arrive! I would love to have a chocolate pudding cake - now, and wish I could! :))

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Oh wow now I want some...

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      jballs6 5 years ago

      There most certainly is! yum yum!