Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chocolate Pudding Cake

We got a little bit of snow over the weekend.  Not much by even my estimation but it WAS snow!  We are expecting some more over the next couple of days.  The fun part of it is that it has melted pretty quickly and hasn't been affecting traffic or travel.  Yet. 
It is supposed to be below freezing all week but I'm hoping for more sunny days than cloudy one. In the morning we are supposed to wake up to 9 degrees. That, my friends, is cold!   Even by most of your standards! Not that I've gotten out and gone anywhere but hey...ya never know.  

Mrs M and Bud have been babysitting their "grand=dogs" for the past week. Thank goodness they are well behaved.  So for a few days there we had 3 large and 1 small dog(s) in the house.  Interesting and at times pretty entertaining. The fur-babies almost outnumbered the people around here for awhile.  They are back home now and things are pretty much back to normal.  Holly did teach BB how to knock on the door while she was here visiting.  So now when the "ex-con" wants back in the house after breaking parole (yet again)  she just knocks before entering! She has been jumping the fence again and I'm pretty sure from the size of her tummy that she has found a new "people" friend. Dang if that dog is not getting FAT!

Last week Mrs M was asking Mars what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday.  He mumbled something which sounded kind of like he was saying that it didn't really matter.  Well, since he was mumbling and might have said he didn't care,I put my interpretation skills to work . What it sounded like to me just might have been chocolate cake. OK so as far as anyone could tell he wanted chocolate.  The more chocolate the better.  Oozing chocolaty  gooey cake.  Well, it just so happens that Mrs M remembered she had an old recipe that would work great.  So out came the books and the search was on for the chocolate cake that wonderful dreams are made of. She finally found what she was looking for online at About.com under a heading of  Southern Food.  LOL we southerners sure do know our chocolate!!  And since there wasn't any of it left by lunchtime the next day, I am pleased to say we found what can certainly be called A WINNER!!!


1 cup flour
3/4 cup granulated Sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cups boiling water

Heat oven to 350 degrees.In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.  With a fork, mix in milk, oil and vanilla.  Spread the batter evenly in a lightly b uttered 9" square baking pan.  Combine brown sugar and  1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over the batter.  Slowly pour boiling hot water over the batter and brown sugar-cocoa mixture.  Bake chocolate pudding cake for 40 minutes.  Let chocolate pudding cake stand for 5 minutes. Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares.  Top chocolate pudding with ice cream or whipped topping.

The last sentence is VERY important!!  Of course that is just my opinion, but if you are going to have some of this decadent chocolaty  goodness you really don't want to forget the ice cream!

                  ~~~ Hey ... I'm Just Sayin'  ... ~~~


  1. Damn girl!

    I will make sure my GF doesn't see this. She made a whole TOTE full of white chocolate Chex mix, FOUR white chocolate pie's and two dozen white chocolate truffles. She then got one of those great big boxes of mixed chocolates from her kid for Christmas.

    She is still working on the box.

    Oh yeah honey, she has gained five pounds since Christmas.


  2. I've been using that recipe for about 40 years.
    Some variations: add chopped walnuts; use boiling coffee instead of boiling water; leave out the cocoa in the cake part but add chocolate chips; add mint flavoring to the cake part; leave out the cocoa in the topping, it will be a caramel sauce; leave out the cocoa in both the cake and topping and it will be yellow cake with caramel sauce; add butterscotch chips to the cake part or the sauce part; use chopped Rolos in the sauce. It can also be made in the microwave.

  3. That cake sounds so good!! I will have to give it a try.

  4. My Grandma Kate made this and I love it...

  5. Wow, am I ever hungry now! I remember that cake recipe from years ago. Thanks for the reminder - will make it here when I get to town again - have to get that ice cream!

  6. I remember that cake recipe as well,yum, delish!gosh,I'm hungry too! I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine too,Blessings, Jane