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Chocolate Pudding Cake

Fudgy chocolate pudding cake is a chocolate lover's dream! Gooey chocolate cake is paired with a rich chocolate sauce that layers chocolate upon chocolate for the ultimate decadent, yet super simple, dessert. So good!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pudding cake
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 8x8 baking dish
  • 2 Mixing bowls


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cups hot (not boiling) water


  • Preheat an oven to 350℉. Coat the inside of an 8 x 8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee and baking powder. Add the buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla and mix again until just combined. Pour into the baking dish.
    ¾ cup all-purpose flour, ⅓ cup granulated sugar, ⅓ cup light brown sugar, ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ⅔ cup buttermilk, 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, toss together all the topping ingredients except the hot water, then sprinkle over the top of the cake batter. Pour the hot water gently over the top, without mixing into the batter mixture.
    ½ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ⅓ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, 1 ¼ cups hot (not boiling) water
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake starts to pull away from the side of the pan and the center looks cooked but still slightly jiggly. Serve while still warm, garnishing with whipped cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg