Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brownie Pudding Cake

It was cold day when my boy and I were dancing in our kitchen and baking this... We were being funny too sitting in front of oven watching the cake exchanging its layers as the cake layer rose as it baked, making its own sauce at its mid-bottom layer. At the moment, we went a little crazy and overwhelmed with lots of Ooh... Woo and Argh witnessing this...

... and a lot more Hmmm when we were enjoying the wonderfully gooey part of this pudding. It was difficult for us to bake smaller portion-size of this recipe and the full size of this pudding is in fact a little much for just the three of us. In the end, we ate 1/8 of it and my husband brought the rest for his workplace morning tea. my husband said that his friends were very happy eating these with whipped cream.

Amazing? You will be amazed too how easy to bake this pudding...

brownie pudding cake
Wonderfully Gooey Brownie Pudding Cake
Super easy to make: Just mix...
... pour batter into baking dish ...
... and bake!
Ooh... Woo and Argh!!!
brownie pudding cake
Ready to dig in? Hmmm...

Here's the recipe from Epicurious
(with my notes and modification in blue)

1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
(I prepared two batches of 30g Dutch processed cocoa)
3/4 tsp double-acting baking powder
(replaced with 2 tsp baking powder)
3/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
(replaced with 130g brown sugar)
3/4 stick (6 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
(I didn't add this - I'm after just gooey chocolatey texture and prefer not to have nuts.)
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/3 cup boiling water

Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 160°C fan forced)

Into a bowl sift together flour, 1/3 cup (or 30g) cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together eggs, granulates sugar (or 130g brown sugar), butter, milk and vanilla, add the flour mixture, and stir the batter until it is just combined.

Stir in the walnuts (I didn't add this) and spread the batter evenly in an ungreased 8-inch-square baking pan (I used 17cm x 25cm shallow Pyrex dish). In a bowl whisk together the remaining 1/3 cup (or 30g) cocoa powder, the brown sugar, and the water, pour the mixture over the batter, and bake the cake in the middle of the preheated oven for 35 to 40 mins (I baked mine for 35 mins), or until a tester comes out with crumbs adhering to it.

Serve with coffee ice cream (or whipped cream).

Happy Baking
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38 comments:

  1. I make this, too! It is one of my favorite desserts in the winter! I posted it a long time ago, but I have been making this for 30 some years. We have great taste, Zoe!

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  2. HI Zoe,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I really love the look of those brownies, just my kinda brownies, ooey-gooey-yumm! I'm following you too :) Nice to meet you as well.

    -Manju

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  3. Am bookmarking this.. You've guessed it I know, coz it doesn't require beating or what-not, just stiring.. I like stir & bake recipes, coz I'm a lazy mum, teehee.. I only use a fork or whisk - max.. I don't even like to use the whisk, coz washing it will be troublesome, with the holes and "spaces" in between, if you know what I mean.. The process looks like making brownies, I've made it before, so I think should be no problem.. Oohh, will be omitting the walnuts as well..

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  4. I have never made this, only Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes, which are a little similar. This is much easier though...looks luscious! xx

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  5. I love this brownie pudding!! You have such a lovely blog, happy to follow you back. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This pudding makes me feel very hungry...yumyum

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  7. Oooo....just looking at the photo, Zoe got me very excited! So chocolaty and gooey! I reckon it goes well with vanilla ice cream :) Bookmarked!

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  8. Dont I hate people posting chocolate desserts?! It just makes me go hungry and drooling as I loves chocolate and more so when their photos are so clearly shown the the soft dense texture.

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  9. Ohhhh this looks so good!! perfect for a cold night's dessert ^_^ thanks for sharing~~

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  10. I would go Hmmm too eating the cake with some ice cream!

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  11. Such a great bonding time that you had with your boy and this brownie pudding cake did make me say ooh as well! This is the 1st time I saw a brownie pudding recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. It looks like a dream! So good!!!

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  13. WOooo。。。Zoe, this brown pudding looks so yummy and easy to make. I'm trying to eat more healthy nowadays but... but... I think I want to try this first :D

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  14. That sure sounds like lots of fun.. I remember my coach saying my oven was like a tv to me. Everytime he see me bake and checking on them, he will ask "so is it a sad movie or comedy"? This pudding cake sure looks like a happy ending to me... Yummmmmmmaaaayyyyy

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  15. Oh this looks absolutely delicious! so perfectly chocolatey!
    Mary

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  16. Well if I bake this, I will hear same sound as your kitchen, my kids love brownies and this my friend, its amazing.

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  17. I'd be dancing in the kitchen too if I had this in the oven! This looks incredible! I'm a sucker for brownies anyway, but brownie pudding? Sold. Thanks.

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  18. Hi Zoe, this looks good, easy and nice to bake, love it!!

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  19. There's a saying "as exciting as watching paint dry" but you actually make watching a cake bake sound exciting!

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  20. can almost see the two of you dancing around the kitchen and the excitement of that brownie coming out of the oven:)

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  21. Very tempting one....I cant resist myself frm trying this.....thumbs up :)

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  22. Finally I get to follow u...the plug in is working now :D.... The brownie looks so delicious...mouthwatering here :)

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  23. This looks divine, Z. So interesting how you pour how water on top. I have to see how this tastes! xo

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  24. Wow.. wish I can tuck into this right now. It looks really yummy, Zoe! ^.^

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  25. gooey brownie pudding with whipped cream! i want to dance with it too :D

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  26. Yeah it's fun to enjoy while baking in the kitchen. Hmm this is very chocolaty, my teens will like it. Will make a small portion for them. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Yum. I have a feeling this isn't on my diet... And, even worse, if I made it, I'd be the one who ate most of it!

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  28. Hi Zoe,
    I can see why you and your son go "ga-ga" over this pudding, it looks so chocolaty fudgy, the perfect indulgence for your choco loving family!
    Yummilicious!

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  29. Ooooo this is like those magic custard cakes which separates into layers... gotta try this!

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  30. Pudding anytime for me, Zoe! Wanna dig into some of your chocolate ones!!

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  31. It's getting freakin' hot in this side of the world , wanna trade places ?! lol Your simple pudding cake looks sinful ! I'm getting hungry looking at your photos *sigh*

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  32. I've never got any success with self-saucing chocolate pudding, don't know what went wrong. Your pudding looks delicious, just the perfect dessert for winter. I'm sure my family will love it!

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  33. This looks like heaven in a bowl, I want some NOW!!

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  34. Your beautifully picture will definitely make my son and daughter drooling me to bake for them your yummy brownie :)

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  35. if one day i'm baking with you in the kitchen, think i will dance along with you too :D

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  36. Don't you suffer from constipation from so much chocolate? lol! I love my chocolates but I definitely can't take so much of it….this pudding is sinful but sounds delicious!

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