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


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! 



  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!

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