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Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • Optional: 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Optional topping: Ice cream or whipped cream

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes

Serves:

6

Puddings go back at least to the 16th century, when they were more like a cake with a hard sauce. This recipe is a delightful update that tastes like a molten lava cake, with half the work!

Cookware courtesy of Le Crueset.

Foodie Byte: You can microwave this recipe if you are in a hurry--just adjust your minutes to ensure you cook it long enough to get that nice, crusty top.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, 2 T. cocoa power, salt, baking powder and granulated sugar)
  3. Add oil, milk, and vanilla
  4. If adding nuts, add them to the batter (they are optional)
  5. Spread into greased 8 x 8 pan
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  7. Sprinkle over top of batter in pan
  8. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil; once boiling, pour it evenly over the top of the batter
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes
  10. Serve warm as is, or with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream