Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dessert Day: Fudge Pudding Cake!

This week's Dessert Day (inspired by Decoy Betty) brings to you one of my favorite desserts growing up.  My Mum used to make this a lot whenever anyone needed comforting.  Whenever I make it, it brings back memories of a wonderful childhood, filled with chocolate and my Aunt Dot's Pudding Sauce.
Fudge Pudding Cake
This Fudge Pudding Cake is a lot like the Lemon Pudding Cake I made last week, but involves completely difference science to make it work.  As I mentioned last week, Fudge Pudding Cake always seemed like a magical dessert to me.  It involves making a batter, putting it in a pan, sprinkling chocolate and sugar on top and then pouring boiling water over it.  And, somehow you're left with something that turns into a chocolate pudding on the bottom and a cake on the top.  Seriously, when you're 6 years old, it seems like witchcraft.... in the best way!

Fudge Pudding Cake
Is there a dessert from your childhood that always seemed magical to you?

Ingredients:
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
6 tbs Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp baking Powder
1/2 cup Milk
2 tbs Unsalted Butter, melted
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 3/4 cup Water, boiled

Directions:
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Mix in a medium bowl, flour, 2 tbs cocoa powder, salt, sugar and baking powder.

3) Stir milk and butter into flour mixture.  Mix until smooth.

4) Spoon mixture into an 8-inch pan.  Spread in even layer.

5) Mix brown sugar and 4 tbs cocoa powder together in small bowl.  Sprinkle mixture over the batter that is spread in the pan.

6) Pour boiling water over the sprinkled batter.

7) Bake for 40-45 minutes.

21 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness this looks so good! DEC. A. DENT. And I love it.

    My mom is an awesome cook and baker, but the dessert that reminds me most of my childhood is this gooey butter cake that my best friend and I used to make together all the time! We still make it for each other on our birthdays every year!

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  2. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for the sweet comment left on my guest post on Erin's blog.
    I'm a big chocolate lover and would LOVE some of this pudding cake. Looks so rich, mmm

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    1. Is there anything better than chocolate!? I think not...

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  3. How have we been friends for more than a decade and never discussed this???

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    1. I seriously don't know how this didn't come up ever! I'm a terrible friend for not sharing this earlier!

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    2. Also, I'm pretty sure in Australia they call this a self saucing pudding.

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    3. haha Fudge Pudding Cake has a much nicer ring ;)

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  4. Looks like an easy fudge cake to make, I love whipping up a fast chocolate fix :P

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    1. Me too... there's nothing better than fast and easy when it comes to chocolatey goodness!

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  5. That looks like a super decadent chocolatey good time! It looks so comforting and I'm really suprised that there aren't any eggs! Usually something so delicious looking would be make me buy a carton of eggs :)

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    1. PS No pinterest button? You should add one!! That's how I keep track of the recipes I must must make; I'm very forgetful

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    2. That's a great idea! I haven't really used pintrest but everyone keeps telling me I should.

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  6. Mmm, your cake looks so good! I really want to try this recipe :)

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  7. that looks insanely fudgy! I love it. :) I love love love this! The dessert that was always magical to me when I was little were my mom's perfect sugared gingersnap cookies. She made them look SO pretty every time!

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    1. Mum's always seem to know how to make things perfect. When I was sick as a kid my Mum always made the best tea, with just the right amount of honey.... I try but mine is never as perfect.

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  8. Fudge pudding cake? That's like the trifecta of perfect desserts! Yum!

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  9. Whoa. This is getting made! Sounds great and insanely magical. Seriously, I don't need to be 6 years old, that sounds like pure witchcraft.

    And nothing really magical from my childhood. Not like this anyway. Just cakes, flan, and pillsbury cinnamon rolls.

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    1. I've always found flan pretty magical, maybe because I have a hard time making it right haha.

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