I kind of like pudding. Cake is also OK in my book, but just barely. I'm the kind of per
son to think that I want cake every single time, but one bite out of the frosting and into the actual fluff of the cake and I'm no longer a fan. It's always dry or too dense or just...boring. Cupcakes have the same pro
blem. Boring, flat, and trendy to the point of me hating them just for the sake of hating them. I'm so tired of hipster chicks squealing over cake pops with their cameras that I'm willing to move to the Netherlands. But
Chocolate pudding cake is Zeus's solution to bad baking. When you combine cake and pudding it transforms into what is possibly the most glorious melding of culinary deliciousness this side of the state (at the very least). This chocolate pudding cake is easy. It's not demanding in the slightest, it doesn’t need any special ingredients...and you should go home and make it. Preferably right now. It takes 40 minutes but is so easy that I bet Paula Deen is trying to figure out a way to make money from her own trademarked recipe right now. Oh wait, no. There's no butter in this. Anyway, enjoy!
What you’ll need:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup granulated Sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup brown Sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cups boiling water
What you’ll do:
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl stir together the flour, sugar, 3 tablespoons of cocoa, baking powder and salt. With a fork, mix in the milk, oil and vanilla. Once everything is deliciously combined, spread the batter evenly in a lightly buttered 9-inch square baking pan.
Combine the brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa and sprinkle it over the batter. This just got real. Slowly pour your boiling water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture. Let it rest for a few minutes, then stick it in your preheated oven.
Bake your chocolate pudding cake for 40 minutes, then let it stand for 5 minutes or so after you’ve taken it out of the oven. Scoop your own chocolaty goodness into separate bowls, then top it with ice cream or whipped cream. To eat this stuff without ice cream is a bit like going on an amazing date and not getting a goodnight kiss. You have been warned.