Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This one is for DH. From 1001 Low Fat Vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa and baking powder in a large bowl; stir in milk and applesauce until dry ingredients are moistened.
  2. Fold in cherries and pecans.
  3. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13 by 9 inch pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar, hot water and 1/4 cup cocoa in medium bowl until smooth.
  5. Pour over batter.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until set (cake will have a pudding-like texture).
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I wish I had read the other review before making this recipe. I agree - major disappointment. Pudding never set. Chocolate flavor was not right - raw cocoa powder dominated. I think the absence of fat is the culprit - most recipes with cocoa call for fat to develop the chocolate flavor.

1949gl December 02, 2011

This was a HUGE disappointment. There were two main problems I think. First, 3 tablespoons is just too much baking powder. It gave the cake a nasty aftertaste. Second, 3 cups of water is too much. The cake baked nicely but the "pudding" part remained watery in both texture and flavor. A huge waste of fresh cherries. Maybe cutting the baking powder down to 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons and the water down to 2 cups would help, but I don't want to risk it. Neither my husband (a sweets whore) or myself liked it at all and the whole thing went in the garbage.

Kitsune July 25, 2010

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