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Chocolate Pudding Cakes

chocolate pudding cake recipeThis Chocolate Pudding Cake is a really fun and easy dessert to make on a weeknight.  Tonight we were celebrating that tomorrow the kids have a random day off of school, and this was the perfect way.  I made it right before we sat down to dinner and it was warm and gooey when it came time for dessert.  The cold whipped cream on the warm chocolate cake is nothing short of heaven.

I know that they are not the prettiest desserts, but I guarantee that what they lack in beauty they make up for in taste.

chocolate pudding cake recipe1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup boiling water

whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

chocolate pudding cake recipePreheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 6 ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.  Whisk together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in a small bowl and set aside.

chocolate pudding cake recipeIn another bowl, whisk together flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.

chocolate pudding cake recipeAdd the milk, butter, and vanilla.  Whisk until just combined.

chocolate pudding cake recipeAdd the chocolate chips.

chocolate pudding cake recipePut 2 Tablespoons of the batter in the ramekins.

chocolate pudding cake recipeTop with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the reserved sugar and cocoa mixture.

chocolate pudding cake recipeTop with 2 Tablespoons of boiling water.

chocolate pudding cake recipeBake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are just cracked.

chocolate pudding cake recipeTop with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

chocolate pudding cake recipeA fun and easy dessert that will impress your little (and big) ones.

Recipe from Cook Illustrated

chocolate pudding cake recipe


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Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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  • Marina

    I printed out your post and baked them up because they looked so delish! Afterwards, I realized you never mentioned when to put the egg yolk in. So, it went sans egg. Still pretty good but I will make them again to see what they are really like. Thanks!

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  • J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    It impresses me! Wow! So decadent, they look heavenly. :)

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  • Bree

    Alysha – I think that I got these at World Market, you can get them at Pier One and sometimes Target.

    Melody – thank you! I think that they are pretty cute too. :)

  • Melody

    This looks awesome! Your kids are seriously the absolute cutest. They have such an innocence about them!

  • Alysha

    Where do you find those baking dishes (ramekins)?