Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Lainey39

This recipe gives you your chocolate fix and is lower in fat and calories. Recipe is from Woman's Day.

Top Review by HokiesMom

Lainey - well this is really an unusual dessert to make. I resisted the urge to stir (LOL) and followed everything exactly. I used black coffee instead of the liqueur since that was an option and baked mine in a 2 1/2 quart oval baking dish. I whisked the brown sugar before adding it with the cocoa to remove the small lumps. I did dust with powdered sugar but the kids wanted their servings with vanilla bean ice cream. It was more moist than I was expecting but the kids loved it. The coffee flavor was not overpowering at all. Sorry I did not grab a photo tonight - just served and enjoyed! Thanks for a unique dessert idea for our family! Tagged in 123 Hit Wonders.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees; you'll need an 8-inch square or other 2-quart, 2-inch deep baking dish.
  2. Put flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and whisk to mix well.
  3. Mix milk, oil, liqueur and vanilla; stir into flour mixture until blended.
  4. Spread in ungreased baking dish.
  5. Mix brown sugar and the 3 T cocoa; sprinkle evenly over batter.
  6. Slowly pour boiling water evenly over surface of batter (resist the temptation to stir).
  7. Carefully place dish in oven.
  8. Bake 30 minutes, or until top is just set and a wooden pick inserted halfway into center comes out with moist crumbs.
  9. Cool in dish on wire rack 10 minutes.
  10. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  11. Fore a decorative design, place a paper doily on cake before dusting with sugar.
  12. Carefully lift doily straight up.
  13. Serve pudding cake warm with whipped topping.

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