Saturday, March 20, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Pudding Cake

This is a wintertime treat that is so good you'll make it all year round.  I remember Chocolate Pudding Cake from when I was growing up.  Sweet, spongy, chocolately cake on top with a layer of chocolate pudding on the bottom.  Perfect served warm with a side of ice cream or on its own.

I made this as an afternoon snack for our kids and their friends and it was all gone within minutes.  It was so easy to make, that I made a second batch for after supper in no time.  Now, that's my kind of baking - quick, easy, with only a 2 small bowls to wash after.

This recipe comes from a cookbook I ordered online called Nova Scotia Potluck - Yummy Food for Friends and Family by Shelagh Duffett.  I made two recipes from it the day I received the book in the mail.  It's full of beautiful artwork by Shelagh along with tried-and-true recipes from her friends and family.  I'm so pleased with this book and have at least a dozen recipes flagged to try.

You can order your copy through her website or through Amazon linked in the above widget.

from Nova Scotia Potluck - Yummy Food for Friends and Family
by Shelagh Duffett

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk, warm
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups boiling water

In a large bowl, mix together the first five ingredients.  Add the butter and warm milk, beat with a wooden spoon.  Pour into greased 8x8" pan and spread evenly.

Mix together the brown sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over the batter. 

Pour the boiling water overall of it.  Bake at 350 F for 45-55 minutes.

For a printable version of this recipe go here.


from the book "The Animal Fair"
story and pictures by Alice and Martin Provensen
1952 Western Publishing Company


  1. Hi Sarah! I am so pleased you are enjoying the cookbook! :) Your post came to me via a google alert:)
    Happy Cooking:)
    Cheers, Shelagh

  2. OMG! Look at these chocolate pudding! LOoks absolutely fantastic!

  3. That looks awesome Sarah! Shelagh gave me a copy of that book, gotta try it. Wow, what a weird way to make a cake but it seems to totally work.


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