Chocolate Pudding Cake

The Chocolate Pudding Cake is a true masterpiece that separates into a delectable chocolate cake on top and a thick chocolate sauce at the bottom. The texture is so unique and simply irresistible. Not only is it a breeze to make, but it is also full of flavor making it a double treat in one.

The moistness of this cake is simply out of this world and will leave your taste buds begging for more. It is the perfect dessert to whip up when you’re short on time and need a quick fix for your sweet tooth. Additionally, this dessert is so easy to make that you won’t even need an electric mixer, all you’ll need is a whisk and a few simple ingredients.

As you’re preparing the batter, you’ll notice how quickly it comes together. In less than a minute, you’ll have a perfect mixture that’s ready for baking. Once you’ve added the mixture of sugar and cocoa on top of the batter, cover the batter with hot water, and voila! Your dessert is ready to be baked.

One of the great things about this Chocolate Pudding Cake is how versatile it is. You can serve it on its own, or pair it with some fresh berries and a scoop of your favorite ice cream to elevate it to another level of deliciousness. The thick and velvety chocolate sauce that forms at the bottom of the cake is simply divine, and it adds an extra layer of flavor and indulgence to the cake.

How to make chocolate pudding cake

To get started, preheat your oven to 350F (180C) and grease a 2 quart (2l) casserole dish or 8-9 inch (20-23cm) square pan with butter. In a bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee powder, and baking powder. Then, add in milk, melted butter or vegetable oil, and vanilla extract, whisking the ingredients together until they’re well combined.

Next, pour the batter into your prepared baking dish. In a separate small bowl, whisk together both sugars with cocoa powder. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the batter, then pour hot water over the top – but be sure not to stir!

Pop your Chocolate Pudding Cake into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is set. Once it’s done, let it cool for 15 minutes before serving.

To serve, spoon the cake into serving dishes and drizzle with the pudding sauce from the bottom of the pan. For an extra special treat, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream and some fresh raspberries. Then, sit back and enjoy the deliciousness of your homemade Chocolate Pudding Cake!

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s easy to make, quick to prepare and tastes amazing, then this Chocolate Pudding Cake is definitely worth trying. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch and treat yourself to this delectable dessert. You won’t regret it! If you do, make sure to tag me on Instagram. Would love to see how this turns out for you. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake

5 from 2 votes
This Chocolate Pudding Cake is one of the easiest chocolaty cakes you can ever prepare. While baking this cake separates into a chocolate cake at the top and a thick chocolate sauce at the bottom. It is very moist and full of flavor, a perfect treat for whenever you need a quick decadent dessert.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp (8g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 3 tbsp (42g) vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/3 cup (70g) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ cup (300ml) very hot water

For serving

  • ice cream or whipped cream
  • fresh raspberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease with butter a 2 quart (2l) casserole dish or simply a 8-9 inch (20-23cm) square pan.
  • In a bowl sift together flour with sugar, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee powder and baking powder.
  • Add milk, melted butter or vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl whisk together both sugars with cocoa powder. Sprinkle mixture on top of the batter.
  • Pour the hot water on top and do not stir.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is set.
  • Let it cool for 15 mins before serving.
  • Spoon on serving dishes, drizzle with pudding sauce from the bottom of the pan, serve with ice cream and fresh raspberries. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out of 6Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 59.8gProtein: 4.9gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 18mgSugar: 41.4g
Calories: 301kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, chocolate pudding cake, pudding cake, Valentines desserts

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  1. Arpana Author says:


    Thanks for this receipe, seems so simple yet delicious! Do you think I can substitute almond milk to make it vegan, please let me know soon, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I always go back to this recipe whenever my family craves for chocolate dessert. Highly recommend!

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