Cottage Pudding With Brown Sugar Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I don't know why this is called a pudding because it is really a cake that lends itself to any flavor of sauce. I happen to like it with a brown sugar sauce. This recipe is passed down from my Canadian mother.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make cake, in small bowl stir flour, baking powder, and salt together; set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar together.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  5. Pour into greased 9-inch square pan.
  6. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick.
  7. Serve warm with Brown Sugar Sauce.
  8. While cake is baking make sauce.
  9. To make sauce, in saucepan, over low heat, melt butter.
  10. Blend in flour, brown sugar, and salt.
  11. Gradually stir in water and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  13. Serve immediately with Cottage Pudding by spooning over individual servings of cake.


Most Helpful

I also lost my recipe for this. It's from an old five roses flour cookbook. I use cottage pudding for the cake part of pineapple upside down cake....yummy!!

Sherry T. August 21, 2015

I have been looking for a cottage pudding recipe since I lost the one my mom gave me, this one tastes exactly the same, and is a little bit more fluffy, delicious. My mom and I would always put blueberries in it, and make blueberry sauce to put on top, similar to your sauce recipe, except I used white sugar(as much or as little as you want) and added 1.5 cups blueberries

Jeso-fa November 19, 2008

my Mom made this also. She would make the sauce in the cast iron frying pan. We would cover the cake with as much sauce as she would give us and it was warm all the way down to the toes. A true comfort food! Now with my own kids I will pour brown sugar sauce on raisin cake, spice cake, chocolate cake, and I make sure there is enough sauce for me!

cookalot #2 December 23, 2007

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