Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chocolate Pudding Cake

With my mom in town last weekend we took advantage of being together with celebrating Mother's Day.  My mom loves chocolate and we decided the best way to celebrating would be to bake a chocolate cake together.  Not only did we enjoy spending time in the kitchen "working" but we got to have some marvelous cake too.  

This was quite possibly the world's ugliest chocolate cake however it is also super rich and gooey. It was nice to have an extra set of hands to get all of the separate steps complete. This cake is like none I have ever made.  In the end I was horrified to see that we were suppose to top the batter with brown sugar and cocoa and then boiling water.  It is cringe worthy as you pour the water over the cake.  However this is the good part - the ooey, gooey chocolate sauce that remains when the cake comes out of the oven.

We put the cake in right as we sat down for dinner. The timing was perfect as it was done and still warm as we finished.  Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was the best gift for Mother's Day.

Chocolate Pudding Cake

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert chocolate cake
Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1 cup of the brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until well combined. If there are lumps of brown sugar, use your hands to break them up. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate together over medium-low heat.
In a separate small saucepan, heat buttermilk over low heat until barely warmed. You don't want it to bubble or boil. Remove from heat.

Remove chocolate and butter mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour mixture over dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk and stir until combined. Spread into the prepared pan.

Combine the remaining 1 1/4 cups brown sugar with the cocoa in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth, using your hands to break up any brown sugar clumps. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the chocolate cake batter.

Pour the boiling water evenly over the cake.

Carefully transfer the pan to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is firm to the touch, but still jiggly.

Remove cake from oven and cool on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.
To serve, invert each serving on a plate so that the fudge sauce on the bottom becomes a topping. Spoon any extra sauce in the pan over the top. You can serve the cake at room temperature or warm. Top with ice cream.
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  1. aw I love that you and your mom made this together! And sometimes the ugliest desserts are THE BEST! and I can tell this cake is amazinggg

  2. wow.. amazing. i like it. how to make it not too long . I most like it when there are so ice cream topping .

  3. I made a chocolate cake tonight for the same reason---one son will bo over for dinner tomorrow night and the other will be home for the summer on Monday---they're chocoholics and need a fix! Poor Bill ate Oreos after dinner tonight :) Your pudding cake will be a great option for my next chocolate treat! Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Love that you and your mom made this together. What a special Mother's Day treat to spend the time together with such a delicious result!

  5. How nice that you got to cook together on Mother's Day and then end up with a delicious treat to end the celebration.

  6. i like it. and i like the ice cream


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