Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Slices of chocolate cake with powdered sugar on plate
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 9 servings
Ratings (8)

This chocolate pudding cake recipe is super moist and easy to make. Just mix a few ingredients, spread in the pan, and pour on the boiling water. Simple and delicious!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (neutral flavor, such as canola or corn oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, baking powder and salt. With a fork, mix in milk, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over the batter.
  5. Slowly pour boiling hot water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture.
  1. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove to a rack and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 258
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 317 mg
Carbohydrates 49 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)