Chocolate Pudding Cake

Makes 6 Ramekins or one 9" x 13" Cake


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • butter for greasing ramekins or baking dish

For The Sauce

  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

Special Equipment

  • cookie sheet
  • 6 ramekins or 9 x 13" baking dish
  • 4 oz. ladle


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. To make the cake batter, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa powder. (If adding walnuts, add them at this point.) Add melted butter and milk. Stir to incorporate all ingredients. Batter will be thick
  3. Portion out evenly into 6 buttered ramekins that have been placed on a cookie sheet
  4. In the same mixing bowl used to make the batter, add boiling water, brown sugar, 4 tbsp of cocoa powder.  Mix well with a whisk and portion out over the cake batter in the ramekins (using a ladle helps)
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes.  When cake is done it will feel sponge-like on top and a syrup will have formed in the bottom
  6. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or heavy cream