Chocolate Pudding Cake is basically like a cobbler and can be served warm or cold. I like it best warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — it tastes a lot like hot fudge cake!
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!
Chocolate Pudding Cake
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.
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I’ll bet you already have all the ingredients for Chocolate Pudding Cake in your pantry.
All you need for this dessert is flour, sugar, cocoa, milk, oil, vanilla, nuts (optional), and boiling water. All staples in most pantries, so go on and bake this cake!
I used Imperial Sugar (a trusted name in kitchens since 1843 and our #Chocotoberfest Gold Sponsor) in my recipe. Imperial Sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results.
More chocolate recipes!
- German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
- Chocolate Apple Pie Nachos
- Classic Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake
- Flourless Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe
Whenever I need a quick dessert or have a chocolate craving, this is one recipe that immediately comes to the rescue. Gooey and chocolately, this cake warm from the oven is irresistible!
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Step 1 ingredients:
- 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
Step 2 ingredients:
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
Step 3 ingredient:
- 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.
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Serving Size:6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 6g
Sheila Thigpen, author of The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. A Southern girl living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters, are active in their church, love to travel, and are over-the-moon excited about becoming grandparents last year. Follow Sheila on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!