Chocolate Pudding Cake

"This recipe is quick, easy, and GREAT! This cake emerges from the oven like a brownie rippled with dark chocolate pudding. Throw in some nuts or chopped white chocolate if you want to get creative. Great served with freshly whipped cream or by itself!"
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  • Preheat oven to 350* (F).
  • Spread butter or margarine on bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan.
  • In mixing bowl, combine flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 4 Tbsp.
  • cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, coffee powder, and salt.
  • Stir slowly until blended.
  • Stir in milk, oil, and vanilla.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan, and smooth out until evenly distributed.
  • In a small bowl, stir together remaining 2 Tbsp.
  • cocoa and 2/3 cup sugar.
  • Spread this mixture evenly over batter in pan.
  • On top of this, pour boiling water.
  • Do NOT stir.
  • Carefully set pan in preheated oven on middle rack, and bake for 35 minutes, or until top looks crisp and crackled and cake tester inserted into a cakey area comes out clean.
  • Cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm, directly from pan.

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  1. I have used this recipe 4-5 times now and keep forgetting to write a review. I make it exactly according to your recipe and it is just wonderful. Thanks for this quick and easy fabulous chocolate yummy dessert.<br/><br/>2012 Wow, I can't believe it was 2005, my first review. I've continued to use recipe for 7 years and it never disappoints. <br/><br/>Trailblazing dessert, now you see "Lava Cakes" all over food network. I still like yours best. <br/><br/>2012 update
  2. Wow! That was really good! And really easy! Thank you so much!
  3. I needed a dessert and refused to go to the store. What a find! Very simply made with ingredients on hand. But more importantly, delicious and impressive. Thank you.
  4. This recipe was great.My mother use to make this for us when we were younger.I omitted the cinnamon and expresso.I just love this recipe and so do my children.
  5. Great cake. I added alittle more espresso powder, being the coffee fiend I am. The mocha flavor was wonderful. It was very quick and easy. Gooey, warm and chocolaty. yummm!!! Will make this again and again. Thanks so much Gibblet


Hi! My name is Elaine. I am still currently in school, but one of my favorite hobbies, along with dancing, is to cook. Ever since I was really young, my mom and I would make everything together, especially cookies, cakes, and all other sweets. My dad always cooked dinners, and has passed down many good tips and wonderful recipes. I work whenever I can as a hostess at a nearby restaurant.
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