Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Slices of chocolate cake with powdered sugar on plate
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 9 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
258 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps to Make It

Heat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.

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.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.

Combine brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over the batter.

Slowly pour boiling hot water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture.

Bake for 40 minutes. Remove to a rack and let stand for 5 minutes.

Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping.