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A quick and easy chocolate pudding cake that also happens to be low fat.

Chocolate Pudding Cake

This easy chocolate pudding cake recipe is a rich chocolate cake that's made with pantry staples and is ready from start to finish in less than an hour. It also happens to be low fat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 231kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • cooking spray
  • berries whipped cream and mint for garnish if desired.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square baking dish or round souffle dish. Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/3 cup cocoa in medium bowl. Add milk, butter and vanilla, stir until just blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared dish.
  • Combine brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour boiling water over entire mixture; do not stir.
  • Bake 35 to 38 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the top layer comes out clean. Cool at least 10 minutes. Serve in bowls with garnishes if desired.


Make Ahead: The cake can be made a day in advance and served chilled or at room temperature.
Little Helpers: The kids can help make the cake batter and sprinkle the brown sugar/cocoa mixture over the top.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.6mg