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Homemade Pudding Cake Recipes

Updated on September 28, 2014
Chocolate Pudding Cake
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Looking For A Great Pudding Cake Recipe?

Pudding cake in any flavour is a simple but satisfying dessert in comfort-food style. if you are looking for a simple, easy and delicious dessert recipe, one that qualifies as comfort food, then we encourage you to hang around.

We encourage you to read on, to pick the flavour - be it lemon, spice or chocolate pudding cake - that most appeals to you, print the recipe and bake yourself a fabulous and homemade pudding cake right now.

We also encourage you to take a pass on the mix at the grocery store. Pudding cake is so easy to make that paying a large corporation some of your hard-earned money to create a mix for you is a real shame.

If you're like us, you will want to have ice cream on hand to add to your warm pudding when it comes out of the oven.

Photo credit mine, snapped before the ice cream melted and the pudding cake disappeared!

What Is A Pudding Cake?

A pudding cake is a dessert that falls between a pudding and a cake although we 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. As the cake cooks, it becomes two layers that include a spongy cake on top and a thick pudding on the bottom.

Some say you don't need to add anything else to your pudding cake. We say add ice cream.

We have yet to meet a pudding cake we did not like. You?

Are Homemade 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, like our best-ever lemon pudding cake, are a bit more complicated but all are worth the effort required to produce a tasty, homemade dessert.

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Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

From the Looneyspoons Collection

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6 small servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Prepare a 10-cup casserole dish by greasing it.
  2. To make the cake batter, mix together flour, baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, salt and raisins in a bowl and stir together. With a spoon, add in the milk and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into your prepared pan.
  4. To make the sauce, mix together 3/4 cup sugar and the spices in a bowl. Add the butter and then the boiling water. Stir this mixture until the butter is melted and then add the vanilla. Pour this sauce over the pudding right away and do NOT stir.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cake will spring back when touched in the middle. Allow to set for 10 minutes and then serve.
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The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe

The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe originated from the NEW Looneyspoons Collection cookbook, as shown here. The Looneyspoons ladies provided a recipe that was easy and delicious and a bit healthier than some other pudding cake recipes. You can find my page with the recipe and instructions here or you can order your copy of The Looneyspoons Collection by visiting the link to the right of this text.

Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe

From Chatelaine magazine

This recipe is a bit more complicated than the average pudding cake but if you make it you will be pleased with your efforts. It is not actually hard, but because you have to grate and juice a lemon and because you have to whip the egg whites, it will take a bit more time.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6


  • 1/3 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 separated eggs
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-cup casserole dish.
  3. Combine flour with 1/3 cup sugar and salt.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and then stir them into the flour.
  5. Grate 1 tbsp. lemon peel.
  6. Squeeze 1/4 cup lemon juice.
  7. Gradually stir the lemon peel and the lemon juice into the yolk mix.
  8. Follow this with the butter and then the milk.
  9. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs until you create soft peaks.
  10. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar a bit at a time until stiff peaks are formed.
  11. Fold the egg white mixture into the lemon mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  12. Pour into your casserole dish and set it in a larger baking dish.
  13. Put the dishes into the oven, add hot water to the outside pan to a depth of two inches.
  14. Bake 40 minutes. Sauce should be bubbly at the edge of the dish.

Gourmet Magazine's Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe - From Gourmet's book, Gourmet Today.

Gourmet Magazine's lemon pudding cake is quite similar in content and technique to the recipe that we use. It is not the simplest pudding cake recipe mostly because you have to prepare the lemons and beat the egg whites but it is light and fresh and lemony.

Of course, lemon pudding cake would be perfect anytime. However, occasionally we find a meal simply calls out for a lemon dessert. For instance, after a glazed baked ham on New Year's Day, at Easter Dinner or even just when it feels like spring outside. We like Gourmet Today's idea to add fresh fruit to a lemon pudding cake. That would be a more nutritious and less caloric way to dress up this dessert.

You can order your copy of Gourmet Today by clicking right here

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. We love ours and, of course, use it for pudding cakes but also for many other kitchen tasks including casseroles, side dishes and salads in the oven, microwave, fridge and freezer.

A co-worker gave us a set when we were married more than two decades ago and we’re still using it and it still looks great. (Some might say it's even holding up better than we are.) It’s pretty tough and hard to damage though it is not break proof. We managed to chip one of the lid and there are a few scratches but nothing that renders the pieces unusable. We like the fact that the French White pattern still manages to look up-to-date and that it can be used for casual or slightly fancier dinner. This product has a 10-year warranty but we bet you won’t be needing that.

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Is There A Pudding Cake in YOUR future?

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      MOUTH WATERING Pudding Cake---BlessingsGEM

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes! I really enjoy pudding cake. Thanks for the recipes!

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      Joan4 4 years ago

      That lemon pudding cake sounds great to me!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've made a chocolate pudding cake, but only once. (Loved it, so I don't know why I haven't done it again.) However, I love lemon and your lemon pudding cake sounds fabulous! That might be in my near future!