Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake - easy to make and eat. Not so easy to photograph. Imagine fudgy chocolate cake topped with a thick chocolate pudding all whipped up in the same pan. How is this possible you ask? It is very simple and I will tell you now how to make this magical dessert.

First, make the cake batter. Secondly, top the batter with dry ingredients that will sweeten the pudding. Lastly, pour hot water over the whole thing and do not stir. The magic will be lost if you do.

Set your timer and load the dishwasher. Turn on the oven light and see how your concoction has suddenly turned into a cake with bubbling pudding underneath it. Amazing!

This version of pudding cake is very simple. All you need is a bowl for mixing and a kettle (or a pot) to boil water. I have made pudding cake before and was undecided on whether I liked it a lot or just a bit. I have to say that I am still undecided though the cake was very tasty and moist. I just find that the pudding tastes flat, not very flavourful like real pudding. Can you make this cake with hot milk instead of water? If so, it may make the pudding more yummy. Nevertheless, try it out if you've never made one before. It is still a nice dessert and would go very well with whipped or ice cream.

Recipe: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake


valentina said...

Your blog is so lovely. I love the way you display the recipes. To the ones who feel interested. Plus this recipe is just gorgeous!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

This looks delicious!

I've never made pudding cake and your photo is so inspiring...

If I try it with milk I'll let you know.

Tks for sharing!

Laurie said...

I love pudding cakes, I have to make a hot fudge one again soon, I made a banana caramel one last month, so good!

adrianna said...

I tried making the pudding part with milk last night (using a slightly different recipe, but with the same structural components). It didn't work as well as with water. I think perhaps the milk evaporated too quickly :d

But chocolate pudding cakes are absolutely one of the easiest yummy desserts around.

Canadian Baker said...

Valentina - Thank you!

Patricia - Try it - it's so easy!

Laurie - Mmm...banana caramel sounds heavenly! I love anything caramel. :)

Adrianna - Thanks so much for letting me know about the milk. I really appreciate your feedback and agree with you - pudding cake is easy to make! Thanks for reading. :)

Lis said...

Your pudding cake looks amazing! But I agree with you.. most times, especially with the chocolate variety, I find that the pudding is always lacking. There's got to be a way to pick up the flavor, yes?

I absolutely love your photos! I'm new to your blog (How I missed this before DB, I'm not quite sure!) and am looking forward to sinking into your archives so I can drool even more. hehee


S. said...

This is one of my favorite desserts. In fact I was thinking about making this last night. I usually add strong coffee or espresso instead of the boiling water and a handfull of chocolate chips. It helps a bit with the pudding.

Laura Nuenke said...

I think the pudding part of it tastes not so great. I was wondering about the milk too. Since the milk didn't turn out so well I wonder if you add powdered milk drink or something to the brown sugar/cocoa mix if that would work.