Fudge Batter Pudding

fudge batter pudding

Back in the 90s when I was a small child there was one food I craved above all else. My mom’s fudge batter pudding. The dessert is like a chocolate lava cake with emphasis on the lava part. Just picture, you pull a dish out of the oven and it looks like a super-sized chocolate cake. But then as soon as your spoon digs past the first inch or two of cake you hit hot, chocolaty goo. That’s a technical term there, goo.

This dish is pretty much what was referred to on The Great British Bake Off as “a self-saucing pud,” since all the molten chocolate on top spreads perfectly over the top layer of cake, or even over ice cream. And the best part about this gooey, chocolate masterpiece? It seriously could not be easier. Trust me, I do not know how to make desserts and bomb pretty much anytime I try and bake, but could not mess this up. It could not be more delicious or more simple.

Ingredients, base:

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients, topping:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all the base ingredients until it forms a thick, batter-like consistency. Place all the base in an 8×8″ baking dish. Mix together the sugar and cocoa for the topping and cover the base. Pour the boiling water over the entire dish, do not stir the water into the lower layer. Bake for 30 mins. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

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