Make this rich and delicious Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake for your next dessert! 10 minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to bake then you have an amazing dessert ready to enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
I remember having this chocolate pudding cake for dessert as a kid. My mom would make it and we’d eat it all warm and gooey from the oven with scoops of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. And I loved it, like LOVED it. I mean it’s chocolate pudding AND chocolate cake all at the same time, so that’s pretty hard not to love.
I had all but forgotten about this dessert, until I recently came across my Grandma’s cookbook while doing some organizing at home. Yes, my Grandma wrote a cookbook, called Food and Fun! Cooking and sharing recipes is in the family genes. I flipped through the pages with a nostalgic pang in my heart as I recognized many recipes Grandma made for us when we visited the farm. My Grandma is an amazing cook.
What a treasure this book is. I thought what better way to honour her book and all of her hard work to put it together, than to begin cooking her recipes for my family. I decided to start with Grandma’s Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake…my kids minds are about to be blown! Chocolate cake and chocolate pudding with whipped cream? And on a weeknight?! Whoa Nelly. They’re going to love it.
What exactly is a pudding cake?
Now before we get to the actual recipe let’s just talk about pudding cakes. They’re kind of a weird dessert…weird but delicious. Pudding cakes are made in 2 layers, the first layer is cake batter and the second layer is the liquid layer that will turn into the pudding. It’s like strange dessert magic. Chocolate cake batter + chocolatey liquid = Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake. And trust me on this one, DO NOT mix the 2 layers. It will work. Believe me mmmmmkay
For this pudding cake I wanted to bump up the chocolate flavour, so I decided to play with the recipe just a little bit. I know from past baking experience that coffee really elevates the chocolatey flavour of desserts, and without adding a strong coffee flavour. So I added a cup and half of fresh brewed coffee to the recipe, instead of just hot water. I know that it might seem strange, but it’s true…you don’t taste the coffee, you just taste rich chocolate flavour. And if you’re worried about caffeine, just use decaf like I do. For the extra rich flavour, coffee is really worth adding.
This rich and delicious dessert is so simple to make, you can even have it on a weeknight! Basically 10 minutes to prepare, and 40 minutes to bake. In fact you could even put it in the oven just as you sit down for dinner, then it would be ready just as you’re finishing up. Your family will think you’re a rockstar. I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did!
More Delicious Chocolate Cake Recipes:
- Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Classic Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
- German Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Cupcakes
Have a delicious day!