"Pudding cake" (also referred to as "hot fudge cake" or "chocolate dump cake") is a creation I had never heard of before meeting my husband. He swore it was one of his favorite desserts, so I gave it a try. This crockpot version is an even-easier, hands-off take on the recipe. It makes 6+ servings.
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1.5 cup packed brown sugar
3.5 cups boiling water
Spray the crockpot with baking spray.
Mix 2 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in milk, margarine and vanilla. Spoon batter into bottom of crockpot.
In another bowl, mix together brown sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle evenly over batter. without stirring.
Pour boiling water over the top. Do not stir. Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
I like being able to start this recipe before dinner guests arrive, and have it done just as we're ready for it.
Serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream. YUM!!