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BEST EVER Chocolate Pudding Cake - VIDEO!!

This chocolate hot fudge pudding cake is absolutely the BEST dessert, uses all-natural ingredients & is way too easy to make! It's so warm and gooey and the chocolate flavor is incredibly rich and tasty!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Honest and Tasty


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Butter + extra for greasing baking dish
  • ½ cup Milk Chocolate Chips I personally love Ghirardelli ones for their taste & texture
  • ½ cup Whole Milk room temperature -- I buy milk without added vitamins
  • 1 Egg Yolk room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour I always use unbleached, unenriched flour -- Whole Foods 365 Organic Flour is what I often use
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Aluminum-Free Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • Homemade Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream to serve with cake Optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  • Butter a 8’’x8’’ baking dish.
  • Whisk ½ cup sugar with ¼ cup cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter and chocolate chips together in a large mixing bowl. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds before mixing together.
  • Slowly whisk in milk, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Add in flour, sugar, ½ cup cocoa powder, baking powder, and sea salt and give the dry ingredients a slight whisk to incorporate before mixing into the wet ingredients. This is the lazy method. Alternatively, you can whisk the dry ingredients in another large mixing bowl before combining into the dry ingredients.
  • Once the mixture is combined, add it to your greased baking dish and spread the batter to the edges, forming an even layer.
  • Evenly, top the batter with the cocoa powder-sugar mixture and then evenly add the boiling water right over the top of that. I know it sounds weird, but trust me, it’ll be magical.
  • Bake for about 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into an area at the edge comes out mostly clean.
  • Serve with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

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    Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg