I never really got pudding cake. I mean, if you want cake, make a cake. Pudding, make pudding. I don’t get the allure of the two textures together, either.
That said, this is a pretty decent cake. It really does taste like hot chocolate, thanks to a liberal amount of cocoa powder in the batter. And it’s such an odd method, too – although I’m not complaining about the simplicity of mixing a cake using just a couple of bowls, no mixer needed.
Batter in the pan, cover with chocolate chunks, cocoa powder and sugar, and then top the whole thing with boiling water (with a bit of espresso powder to boost the chocolate-ness). It’s more like a chocolate lava cake that didn’t form the cake crust all around.
I cut a slice right at the 20-minute mark after it came out of the oven, but I think it could have used another five or ten minutes to cool. It was very gooey and not quite pudding-like, but it still tasted pretty great.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake (Baked Occasions, p. 135)