Black Forest Pudding Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

A friend of mine got this from the back of a Hershey's Cocoa box, but the recipe is so old she's copied it over many times. It's really good, really easy, and very impressive!

Top Review by puppitypup

Made this for a party and everyone loved it. We served the cherry pie filling on the side and put whipped cream on top. A beautiful, decadent dessert that's super easy to make. Thanks for a keeper Mirj!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
  3. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Spread into 8 or 9 inch square baking pan.
  6. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl.
  7. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  8. Combine hot water and kirsch, pour it over the batter.
  9. Do not stir.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  11. Let rest 15 minutes.
  12. Spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from the bottom of pan over the top.
  13. Serve with cherry pie filling.

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