Apr 19 2014
When I was given a recipe for Chocolate Fudge Pudding by the same person who gave me the recipe for The Greatest Chocolate Cake I’ve Ever Made, I was excited. I mean, that chocolate cake was so good, and now there were expectations to be met. Thankfully, this chocolate pudding surpassed even those.
This pudding reminded me of childhood. Remember when your mom used to make you chocolate pudding? It didn’t come out of a fridge, and you didn’t have to peel back any plastic tops before you could dive in. No, it came to the table piping hot, fresh out of the oven, and it was always a mixture between cake and pudding – so you really got the best of both worlds. That is what this pudding is like. Enjoy, and then enjoy again. Because you will be back for more.
1/4 cup butter $0.22
2/3 cup sugar $0.06
3/4 cup flour $0.12
1/2 teaspoon salt $0.01
1/2 cup milk $0.14
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder $0.02
1 teaspoon vanilla extract $0.22
1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted (you can also substitute 1 tablespoon butter with 3 tablespoons of cocoa, melted together) $0.28
1 1/2 cups boiling water Free!
For the topping:
1/2 cup white sugar $0.09
1/2 cup brown sugar $0.10
1/4 teaspoon salt $0.01
3 tablespoons cocoa $0.75
Total cost $2.02
Cost per serving $0.33
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour an 8″ x 8″ cake pan.
2.) Cream the 2/3 cup sugar and the butter together in a large bowl. Add the flour, salt, milk, baking powder, vanilla extract, and melted unsweetened chocolate (or butter/cocoa substitute.) Beat with a wooden spoon for two to three minutes, until the mixture takes on a slightly curdled appearance (don’t worry, it’ll get there!)
3.) In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients for the topping.
4.) Pour cake mixture into the floured cake pan and sprinkle topping generously over top. Place cake pan on a baking sheet (in case it bubbles over,) and then carefully pour the boiling water over the entire top.
5.) Place in the oven and bake for one hour. After removing it from the oven, allow the pudding to rest for just a few minutes before serving.
6.) Serve and enjoy!