I was bitten by the baking bug last night (a fairly regular occurrence) and decided I'd try a new recipe of chocolate pudding cake. Not that there's anything wrong with the other one, I just felt like something new. The recipe was for mocha fudge pudding cake but I don't like coffee (unfortunately, as I'm *really* not perky in the mornings). So made some changes. It's not very sweet when it's warm, but I like it a lot cold. If you like dark chocolate you might like this warm. If you're like me and like sweeter chocolate, considering adding more sugar, or eat it cold.
Fudge Pudding Cake
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup unsifted all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 block (1 oz) unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup ground sweet chocolate (NOT cocoa!!!! Omit this for a less rich flavor. In a pinch I'll bet you could use powdered hot chocolate mix, worth a try anyway!)
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup hot water (use coffee if you like)
top with ice cream or whipped cream
Combine 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, ground chocolate, and salt in a medium bowl. Melt butter with baking chocolate in a small saucepan (or microwave); add to dry ingredients with milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into 8 or 9 inch square pan.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water (or coffee) over top; DO NOT STIR. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Serve warm or cold (colder is sweeter).
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