I know you can’t hear me but I was hoping the title of this post would sound a little like Homer Simpson: mmm….chocolate! Talk about a word that makes just about everyone smile. Our Baking Kitchen is one of the happiest places in our building!
In honor of American Chocolate Week (starting tomorrow!) our recipe for Double Chocolate Warm Pudding Cake came to mind immediately. You get the best of both worlds in one recipe: a moist chocolate cake and a spoon-licking chocolate sauce. What makes this pudding cake so unique? Besides no eggs and mixer being needed, the cake batter is spread in the pan first, and then the sauce poured over the top. During its quick baking time, the sauce mysteriously ends up on the bottom and the cake on top.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLE® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk, divided
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 8-inch-square baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa (sift if there are small lumps), baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup evaporated milk, oil and vanilla extract (shown above); whisk until just blended.
Spread batter into prepared baking pan or dish.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Microwave remaining 1 cup evaporated milk and water in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100% power) for 1 minute. Whisk sugar-cocoa mixture into milk mixture until blended. Gently pour over chocolate batter in pan or dish, shown above.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (25 to 30 minutes if using a glass dish) or until cake layer forms on top and edges are bubbly. Some sauce may bubble up through the cake. Let stand for at least 10 minutes. Spoon into serving dishes, spooning chocolate sauce over cake. Top with whipped topping or your favorite ice cream, if desired.
Eating this warm is a must. If there is any left, individual servings can be reheated in the microwave.
Looking for some more mmm…chocolate recipes? Try these below. Also, we are working on some new chocolate recipes are in our kitchen…so stay tuned!
Related chocolate recipes:
Toasted Almond Truffles
Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce