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Monday, August 2, 2010

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake


My life these days involves a lot of work. Cooking, laundry, painting walls, cleaning, laundry, cooking, painting's a never ending cycle. I know, you've been there, done that, like every single day. O.k., maybe not the painting walls, but all the rest, plus more. Some days I really could just stay in bed. If I didn't have people who depend upon me to do my job, I probably would. Fortunately in this life, besides work, there's dessert, and some days you just need dessert.

This dessert is a true delight. Not only is it warm, and chocolate, and comforting, it's so easy to throw together, you can just stir it together while you're waiting on dinner, pop it in the oven just before you put dinner on the table, and enjoy it just after the dishes are done. It's all in the timing.

Or you could stir it together while the coffee is brewing in the morning and eat it for breakfast, but don't tell any one where you came up with that idea. ;-)

The cake cooks over a yummy layer of molten fudge and when you scoop up a piece, you have the liquid fudge underneath. Definitely serve this dessert with ice cream...vanilla, mint chocolate chip, coffee, whatever your favorite flavor is (except peach, I don't think peach goes with chocolate). The ice cream starts to melt as soon as it hits the warm chocolate cake...yum!

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
serves 6

Printer Version

1 ¼ cup sugar, divided
1 cup flour
7 T cocoa, divided
2 t baking powder
¼ t. salt
½ cup milk
⅓ cup butter, melted
1 ½ t. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ cup hot water

Chopped walnuts (optional)
ice cream

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In bowl, stir together 3/4 c. sugar, flour, 3 T. cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into square baking pan.

Stir together remaining 1/2 c. sugar, brown sugar and 4 T. cocoa. Sprinkle mixture over batter. Pour hot water on top; do not stir. Bake 35 - 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Spoon into dessert dishes and serve with ice cream and nuts, if desired.



Sara said...

I just made a similar dessert from PW's Tasty Kitchen called Grandma's Chocolate Cobbler for our anniversary. We're about to go taste it....

LauraSuz said...