Friday, October 11, 2013

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Is it the fall weather?

Or a slowing down of garden preserving?

After doing very little baking all summer, I'm now in the mood for all kinds of warm, gooey baked desserts! Bring on the apple pie and the gingerbread!



This Hot Fudge Pudding Cake was one I was craving. It is so easy, though not calorie free, of course.

When you assemble the cake, you will think that you are making a mistake. Pour water over a cake batter? Can't be right! But as the cake bakes, the water, cocoa, and sugar makes its own hot fudge sauce.



Served with some vanilla ice cream and raspberries - yum!


Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

2 cups flour (I use whole wheat.)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 T. cocoa
1 cup milk
4 T. oil
2/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil, and nuts. Spread in greased 9x13 pan.

Topping:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
3 1/2 cups hot water

Blend sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle over batter. Pour water over all. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.


11 comments :

  1. This cake has been a favorite of my family for years although I use white flour. Your version is more healthy. Sometimes I use half brown sugar and half white sugar for an even richer taste. I enjoy your blog very much.

    Linda

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  2. It is going on my "favorites" list. It looks wonderful. I can't wait to give it a try.
    A nice weekend Gina.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  3. Hi! I'm a life long chocolate lover. Just had to try this. Worst thing I could have done. Now I'm gonna have to make this every week. I would make one every other day...but that might be unhealthy. Can't wait to share this with friends and relatives! Simply delicious! :)

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  4. Wow, I have never heard of this cake but it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. God bless.

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  5. Pam, I checked your profile just cause I like to see people's interests and I see you have the same taste in movies as I do. I like all those, especially THE QUIET MAN.

    I will try this recipe later, probably after Christmas. It seems like a good warm-people-up- in-January-snow-day cake.

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  6. oh I LOVE this cake! I have a lemon pudding cake like this, too, that is also great with berries. This chocolate version is a favorite one to make for guests or when I only have a few minutes to throw together a dessert (of course allowing for baking time).

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    1. Margo
      Lemon pudding cake sounds good too! I need to see if I can find that version! Unless you have already shared it on your blog!
      Gina

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  7. I just baked this and at the 40 minute mark I went to take it out of the. oven and it still has quite a bit of liquid. is that correct or do I need to bake it longer? Thanks for all of your inspiration!
    - Monica in CA

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    1. Monica -
      It is sorta hard to tell because there is supposed to be liquid in this cake. I usually take a fork and see if the middle of the cake is baked. The edges will be swimming in the sauce, but that is what makes it good!
      Gina

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  8. I have been making this scrumptious dessert for yrs. When there is extras I will layer it with cool whip n eat as a cold dessert. Also I have subsituted nestles quik for the cocoa powder in the cake-it dont seem as rich. I did this thru trial cause I ran out of cocoa powder. Enjoy reading your news-

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  9. Looks delicious!! I love chocolate too!

    Check out one of my recent post, Hot Fudge Cake!
    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/hot-fudge-sauce-chocolate-cake-and-ice-cream/

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