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Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake

Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake
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When you have a craving for a comforting dessert, try this pudding cake, which forms its own rich-tasting sauce as it bakes. The coffee flavor is subtle, but it adds complex depth to the cake's flavor.

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup
    whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Ingredient notes)
  • 1/2 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup
    sugar, or 3 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup
    unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • large egg
  • 1/2 cup
    1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons
    canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup
    semisweet chocolate chips, (optional)
  • 1 1/3 cups
    hot brewed coffee
  • 2/3 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    chopped walnuts, or pecans, toasted
    confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Add to the flour mixture; stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, if using. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish. Mix hot coffee and brown sugar in the measuring cup and pour over the batter. Sprinkle with nuts. (It may look strange at this point, but don't worry. During baking, cake forms on top with sauce underneath.)
  2. Bake the pudding cake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve hot or warm.



Ingredient Notes: Whole-wheat pastry flour--the whole-grain equivalent of cake flour--adds fiber and a rich, nutty taste. 

Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each
  • Calories162
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol27 mg
  • Carbohydrates38 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein4 g
  • Sodium237 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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