Friday, January 20, 2012

This chocolate dessert is sinfully rich, yet sweetly simple

Lest I mislead anyone about the extent of my virtuous eating habits with my earlier post on meatless Monday, I’ll share a recipe revealing the decadent side of my life.  

Picture a moist slice of chocolate cake smothered in a generous helping of warm homemade chocolate pudding. 

Imagine the whole mess covered in whipped cream, maybe even topped with a few toasted pecans...a handful of toasted coconut…a chopped toffee bar…a drizzle of caramel sauce… 

None of those fancy-shmancy toppings are necessary, though, to make this simple dessert taste good.

 Here’s a recipe for plain old unadorned “Chocolate Pudding Cake,” and it’s easy to make!

Chocolate Pudding Cake

¾ cup sugar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. cocoa, 2 tsp. baking powder, ¼ tsp. salt,

 ½ cup milk, 3 Tbsp. melted margarine, 1 tsp. vanilla

Sauce

½ cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup cocoa, 1 ½ cups water

Sift sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together into a 9-inch square pan.  Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; spread evenly in pan.  Combine ½ cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup cocoa and sprinkle over batter.  Pour water over top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 

Spoon yourself a generous serving and top with whipped cream, chopped nuts, toasted coconut…

or not—but enjoy! 









 

2 comments:

  1. Chocolate? I'm there! Just wanted to say hello and thank you for your note on the Beach farmgirl blog. Come by and join a wonderful farmgirl community every friday on the Farmgirl Friday blog hop I host! I think you'll love it!
    Hope to see you there!

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  2. Sounds like fun! Thanks for the invite! :)

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