Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

12 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 1991

Serve this dense, fudgy pudding cake with vanilla frozen yogurt.

Ingredients 12 servings

for serving adjustment
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 12 servings
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves, toasted (see Tip)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups hot strong coffee


  • Active

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine milk, egg, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the milk mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in pecans. Spoon into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  3. Dissolve brown sugar in coffee; spoon over batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes; serve hot or warm.
  • Tip: To toast pecan halves: Spread nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 142 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 16 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 14 g added sugars; 25 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 202 mg sodium; 93 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 12

November 13, 2015
profile image
By: EatingWell User
Soupy brownie This looked good but came out awful. A bland brownie sitting in a pool of coffee.
February 21, 2013
profile image
By: EatingWell User
according to the serving size its not low cal. may as well make a normal cake.
August 28, 2012
profile image
By: EatingWell User
Calories/fat The thing about this is, if you cut an 8x8 pan into 12 portions, you are only getting a tiny portion. I'm sure if you can only eat a mouthful of something, then you can make any dessert.
January 09, 2012
profile image
By: EatingWell User
You can make it thicker There is a similar recipe on this site for Chocolate-Fudge Pudding Cake. The difference is that it bakes at 350 for 30-35 minutes, so according to reviews it turns out thicker. That recipe also uses splenda for those of us who are watching our blood sugar. Also, remember that the amount of flour differs each time you measure it in a cup instead of by weight, so you could be getting a littl etoo much or not enough flour which could cause the pudding to be more like syrup. Of course, if you go into it thinking you'll get a sauce for your cake & not pudding you will be happy either way. ;-)
April 03, 2011
profile image
By: cadriggers1
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake I do not know why this recipe has the word pudding in it. You can't mix coffee and brown sugar and come up with pudding. You get very sweet coffee underneath you cake. I would prefer to make the 2 minute microwave chocolate cake in a mug, make some sugar free chocolate pudding, and layer with vanilla yogurt on top. I prefer to drink my coffee with my cake. I don't like my cake floating in overly sweetened coffee Pros: No pudding! Cons: Chocolate!
November 27, 2010
profile image
By: aabrian
I added about 1/4 cup (didn't measure, actually) semi-sweet chocolate chips. The flavor was very nice and chocolatey. I also reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. The cake ended up floating on a very soupy layer. I don't know if the smaller amount of brown sugar was the cause, but next time I will use less coffee--maybe a scant cup--along with the lower amount of brown sugar. All-in-all, great flavor, even with less sugar, but still needs some tweaking to get a thicker sauce.
November 15, 2010
profile image
By: tedsjerseygirl
if i dont make this in triple batches, i am very unpopular.
August 20, 2010
profile image
By: EatingWell User
June 22, 2010
profile image
By: EatingWell User