I might have eaten dessert first for dinner tonight, and it just might have been this gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake. It is #chocotoberfest after all! This week I’ve partnered with a group of awesome food bloggers to bring our readers an abundance of delicious CHOCOLATE recipes — you’ll definitely want to check out all the other yumminess at the bottom of this post — and to offer you an opportunity to win a chocolate prize pack worth $350! I tell you, I’ve been in chocolate heaven this week!
What I love about this Chocolate Pudding Cake is that it doesn’t require any special ingredients or extra trips to the grocery store, and as it bakes it creates a gooey chocolate topping (in the bottom of the pan). You don’t even need a mixer for this cake — it comes together in just three simple steps. All you need for this dessert is flour, sugar, cocoa, milk, oil, vanilla, nuts (optional), and boiling water — all staples in most pantries. I used Imperial Sugar (a trusted name in kitchens since 1843 and our #Chocotoberfest Gold Sponsor) in my recipe. Their sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results.
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar such as Imperial Sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts
- 4 tablespoons cocoa divided
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Stir together the dry ingredients (sugar, cocoa, flour, and nuts) in a medium bowl. Add the milk, canola oil, and vanilla; stir until well blended. Spread into the prepared baking pan.
Combine the remaining sugar and cocoa and sprinkle evenly over the batter.
Carefully pour boiling water evenly over top of batter and sugar mixture in pan. DO NOT stir. Bake for 45 minutes.
Serve warm or cold with ice cream, if desired.
Check out the other fantastic chocolate recipes posted by my blogging friends today for #chocotoberfest: