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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

Today, we embarked on a culinary adventure to create the ultimate Chocolate Pudding Cake. We combined flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder in a flurry of measuring cups and mixing bowls. The dry ingredients stood no chance against our whisk-wielding prowess.

Then came the wet ingredients. Milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract danced together in a symphony of flavors. We mixed, we stirred, and we questioned whether we had enough liquid to make a cake. But hey, who needs logic when you have ChatGPT making the recipe?

With our unconventional baking pans (thanks to Amazon's delayed delivery), we poured half of the batter into each pan. Things were finally starting to look like an actual cake. We patted it down, spread it around, and hoped for the best.

But wait, here's where things got really interesting. The secret to turning this concoction into the magical pudding-infused delight was pouring hot water over the top. No mixing required, just pure sorcery. We sprinkled the brown sugar and cocoa powder mixture like seasoned magicians, and then it was showtime.

Into the oven it went, bubbling and baking for 45 agonizing minutes. Our anticipation reached peak levels as we caught whiffs of the sweet aroma wafting through the kitchen. Finally, it was time to unveil our creation.

As we took the first bite, our taste buds went on a wild adventure. The chocolatey decadence, the gooey pudding center, it was like a nostalgic trip back to our childhood. Sure, the texture didn't thicken as much as we expected, but who cares when you have a dessert this scrumptious?

So, if you're a chocolate lover, a risk-taker, and a fan of pudding cakes that defy convention, this recipe is for you. Join us in our hilarious misadventures and celebrate our birthday with this epic baking journey.


  1. 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

  2. 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

  3. 2 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  4. 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  5. 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  6. 1/2 Cup Milk

  7. 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

  8. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  9. 1/2 Cup Walnuts, Chopped (optional)

  10. 1 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed

  11. 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  12. 1 3/4 Cup Hot Water


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts if using. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter. Carefully pour the hot water over the top of the cake. Do not stir. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top of the cake is set and the edges are pulling away from the pan. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.To serve, scoop a portion of the cake onto a plate and spoon some of the hot fudge sauce over the top. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the sauce, if desired. Enjoy!


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