Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hot fudge pudding cake

My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon at Rutlands. If you have not visited them, love books and reading and live in or near Pretoria, you have to make a visit. We bought a number of books, including a set of four Pillsbury cookbooks, mostly with chocolate as the main ingredient and looking as if they have never been opened. I could not resist. I decided to try one of the recipes for lunch today and it was a resounding success, so I decided that the recipe was too good to keep to myself. Try and let me know how it turns out.

Hot fudge pudding cake
1 and1/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs margarine or butter,melted
1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup sugar
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa
pinch of salt
1 and 1/3 cup of boiling water

Cream, ice cream or custard to serve

  • Heat oven to 190C
  • In a bowl combine the flour,3/4 cup of sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt
  • Combine milk , melted margarine and vanilla essence and add it to the flour mixture.
  • Mix well.The mixture will look like cookie dough.
  • Spread it in a small ovenproof dish and pat down with your hands
 for the sauce
  • in a seperate bowl mix together  sugar, cocoa and salt.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the dough mixture in the baking dish
  • Then pour over the boiling water
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 190C or until the center is firm and springy to the touch

Serve with custard, whipped cream or ice cream.

Be warned, this is a very decadent pudding


  1. Hot fudge pudding cake sounds so good - I can understand why it was a great success!

  2. Oh my. This DOES sound incredible!!I have never had pudding cake, but I may have to try this one!

  3. Oh that does sound delicious!

  4. Oh goodness! While this is the last thing I need, I might just have to give it a try. It does sound really good! :)