Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hot Fudge Puddin’ Cake

Must. Make. This. Recipe.

This will now officially be my go-to chocolate fix recipe. Or your best friend just broke up with her boyfriend recipe. Or the cat died? Or I can’t correctly install the vacuum bag? Or oh my gosh taxes are due in two weeks and I can’t find my W-2? Or I can’t find my car keys! You get the picture. You’ll find a reason to make this recipe at least once (or thrice) and not feel guilty about it.

Ha, on a side note I went to see a Shakespeare play last night (hence my usage of “thrice”), and it was great fun. It was on a farm. And eleven years after high school, I still don’t get Shakespeare. The only thing I understood in the play was the sarcasm. And the chickens. Moving on.

I hope you find many good reasons to enjoy this recipe! Love you people.

~Peace, Love, and Ridiculous Chocolate Ya’ll!

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Hot Fudge Puddin' Cake

Yield: Serves 6


1-¼ cup Sugar (divided Use)
½ cups Cocoa, Divided Use
1 cup All-purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
¼ teaspoons Salt
½ cups Milk
⅓ cups Butter, Melted
1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
1-¼ cup Very Hot Water
Whipped Topping Or Vanilla Ice Cream


Another one of those dangerously easy recipes. First, preheat oven to 350ºF.

Next, in a medium bowl whisk together your 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt. Easy right? Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla. Don't worry, you're almost there, combine until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch square pan. See? It makes a nice small amount, not too dangerous. Although I would recommend a brisk 30 minute walk while this is baking.

In the same mixing bowl (because who needs more dishes?) whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over the top and DO NOT stir. I know it sounds crazy, but the result is magically amazing.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until center is almost set. Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes. The cake will be soft and moist, with a hiding pudding layer underneath. MAGICAL!! And it refrigerates well! Just warm up the next serving in the microwave!

Top with whipped cream, or vanilla bean ice cream.

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