Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Slices of chocolate cake with powdered sugar on plate
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 cake (9 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
258 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cake (9 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 258
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 147mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (divided)
  • 2 teaspoon 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

  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.

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

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