fudge pudding cake – Mom’s recipe

This is the cake of my childhood. Fudge pudding cake – I could make it from memory by the time I was twelve. Simple ingredients, a bowl, a spoon and a dish to bake it in. I’ve not made it in years. Too simple, possibly. Not challenging enough for the fearless cook I strive to be. Yet as I work on this post, I find myself still fascinated at how the sauce ends up on the bottom. I’m sure a chemist or physics major could scientifically explain how the sugary cocoa water on top of the cake batter before baking ends up thick and creamy under the cake once it’s finished baking but I’ve never asked one. I simply remain delighted by it.




Kaitie called yesterday.

“I miss you.”

When are you coming home?

“Soon.”

I love that…

Fudge Pudding Cake

Preheat oven 350*F

Cake:

1 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup cocoa
1 ½ cup boiling water

Sift dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl
Stir wet ingredients together in a separate bowl then add to dry ingredients.
Stir by hand until well mixed.
Place batter in a round baking dish

Sprinkle batter evenly with 1 cup of brown sugar
Sprinkle ¼ cup of cocoa evenly over the brown sugar
Pour 1 ½ cup boiling water over all
Place in the oven for 40 minutes.
Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into just the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool then serve inverted on individual plates.

THE LOVE: Bake on the lowest level in your oven.

printable copy

one year ago: pavlova

two years ago: onion antipasta

Thanks for reading.

  • I remember this cake – I loved it….. but then again I usually like anything your Mom makes.

  • You are pure evil! I’m going to have that in my mind until the thought of that rich moist flavour overcomes my will and forces me to have a go at making it… evil I say, evil 🙂

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  • Looks super delicious! I am delighted too!

  • I love that you are always excited to connect with your daughters, just as I am with my kids…I can never understand parents who seem to not like their kids…maybe we are fortunate to have the ones we have! ~ Sheila

  • This looks absolutely delicious!!