Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe gives you your chocolate fix and is lower in fat and calories. Recipe is from Woman's Day.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur or 2 tablespoons black coffee
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 3⁄4 cups boiling water
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- light whipped topping (optional)
- Heat oven to 375 degrees; you'll need an 8-inch square or other 2-quart, 2-inch deep baking dish.
- Put flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and whisk to mix well.
- Mix milk, oil, liqueur and vanilla; stir into flour mixture until blended.
- Spread in ungreased baking dish.
- Mix brown sugar and the 3 T cocoa; sprinkle evenly over batter.
- Slowly pour boiling water evenly over surface of batter (resist the temptation to stir).
- Carefully place dish in oven.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until top is just set and a wooden pick inserted halfway into center comes out with moist crumbs.
- Cool in dish on wire rack 10 minutes.
- Dust with confectioners' sugar.
- Fore a decorative design, place a paper doily on cake before dusting with sugar.
- Carefully lift doily straight up.
- Serve pudding cake warm with whipped topping.
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.
The 2 boys really liked it, I liked it with the powdered sugar (put it on my serving only) and my DD didn't care for it. I tagged in Kid Friendly. I used freshly ground whole wheat, Sucanat, powdered milk (ran out of skim), EVOO and extra milk for the coffee. It was really puddingy on the bottom. The cake floated on top. I would try reducing the water a bit next time to make it not SO liquidy. Quick to whip up though. I felt it wasn't sweet enough, but with the powdered sugar, that seemed to even it out. I think my DD would have liked it if it was sweeter too.