Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 50 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 35 min


Pudding cakes are one of those desserts everyone should have as a standby in case company drops in. It's easy to stir together and is always a hit.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 2/3 cup
Calories per serving: 341
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Protein 4.6g 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon or brandy
  • 2 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together 2/3 cup sugar, flour and next three ingredients. Add milk, bourbon, and butter and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in pecans and pour into a lightly greased 8- x 8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, stir together water and sugar and bring to a boil. Pour evenly over cake (do not stir).
  4. Bake 35 minutes and let stand 5 minutes. Spoon into individual serving dishes and serve with fresh berries. *Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa.