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Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake
This Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake is a cross between a brownie, a chocolate cake, and a molten lava cake in ONE decadent dessert!
Ultra rich, extremely decadent and super chocolaty, this Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake is one for the books!
So as dumb as this sounds, I didn’t realize how much stuff I have to pack for this whole moving-out business.
I’ve been selling a lot of things on eBay and whatnot, and donating a ton of stuff, too. And there’s STILL a ton of crap!
Granted, I have a lot of food props – cake stands, miniature plates, an assortment of tarnished forks, and the like – ALL of which need to be bubble wrapped.
And who knew bubble wrap was so dang expensive!? Clearly I was ill-prepared for this whole moving business.
In between throwing old socks out and carefully wrapping cake stands, I’ve been stuffing my face copiously with this Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake. I know you guys are probably on diets with the whole New Year’s resolution business, and I respect that. That’s why this cake is just under 200 calories a slice. YOU ARE WELCOME.
But those of us who aren’t on diets, you will not be able to tell that this cake is somewhat diet-friendly. I promise you. There’s no dry, crumbly cake in sight and there’s certainly no fakeness, either. It’s all real-deal ingredients, ready for consumption and a lot of moaning at how delicious it is. What can I say? I aim to please.
So this cake recipe was inspired by a new cookbook I picked up recently called Incredibly Decadent Desserts by Deb Wise. It’s from the makers of Cooking Light Magazine, and normally I’m not a big diet person, but the cover (of what appears to be a thick slice of a s’mores concoction) won me over. And once I saw this recipe, the rest was history!
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
Recipe type: Cakes/Cupcakes
*adapted from Incredibly Decadent Desserts cookbook

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 28 mins
Total time: 38 mins
Serves: 9

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 & ¼ cups strong HOT black coffee
  • Additional chocolate sauce, vanilla low-fat ice cream or vanilla fro-yo, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease an 8" or 9" square baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, ½ cup of the granulated sugar, ¼ cup of the cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl until combined. Add in the milk, oil, and vanilla, stirring until just combined.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Batter will be very thick. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder and the brown sugar together in a small bowl until combined. Sprinkle this mixture liberally over the cake batter, covering it completely. It seems like a lot, but use it all! Then generously pour the hot strong black coffee over the top.
  4. Carefully bake for 23-28 minutes or until the top appears set and the edges are bubbly. Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into slices to serve, making sure you spoon the sauce (on the bottom) over the top!