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  • Writer's pictureDawn Hames

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Here is a sweet dessert, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate pudding and chocolate cake all in one is a real treat. This is an old-fashioned dessert recipe for chocolate lovers. It uses simple ingredients and is quick and easy to make. While this dish is baking an amazing thing happens. The thin sauce you poured on the top forms into a pudding at the bottom of the baking dish and the cake batter you placed on the bottom goes to the top. Cocoa powder is a good source of magnesium and an excellent source of antioxidants. Cocoa is known to reduce blood pressure and to be heart-healthy. Researchers at Harvard Medical School, the Brigham, and the Women’s Hospital in Boston found that regular consumption of a standardized cocoa beverage improved blood vessel function, especially among seniors. You might want to add a cup of cocoa with your chocolate pudding cake, for more love for your heart. For some of us, you can never have too much chocolate. Just remember dark chocolate, without the excessive sugar, is the best choice over milk chocolate for health reasons. Happy Valentines day chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Cake part

1 cup all purpose flour

4 Tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons coco powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 cup butter

3/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons butter

1 3/4 cups boiling water

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease your casserole baking dish, I use butter. Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. Stir in the melted butter and milk. It will be a very thick batter. Spread the batter in the bottom of a casserole dish. You can use a 9” round or a 8” square. In a separate bowl or 4 cup glass measuring cup add and mix together the sugar, butter, cocoa powder and hot water. Pour this mixture over the batter, leaving it to float on top of the batter. Do not stir. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. You can serve it hot with cream or ice cream. It can also be served cold, with the chocolate sauce spooned on top of whipped cream or ice cream. The brown sugar can be increased to 1 cup depending on how sweet or dark you like your chocolate to be.

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