Recipe: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

We found this recipe when poking around for a great coffee-inspired version of one of our favorite desserts, the fallen down chocolate cake. These were a great swap out, with their delicious mocha flavor and dense, creamy texture.

Start to finish: 1 hour (25 minutes active) Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup weak coffee

Directions

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 F. Coat four 6-ounce ramekins with cooking spray, then arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, the butter and chocolate. Microwave, stopping often to stir, until smooth, about 1 to 3 minutes. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  4. In another small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, the remaining 3 tablespoons of cocoa and the brown sugar, breaking up any large clumps with your fingers.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining granulated sugar, the milk, vanilla, egg yolk and salt. Whisk in the cooled melted chocolate mixture, followed by the flour mixture, until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins (about 1/4 cup per ramekin) and smooth the tops. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of the cocoa mixture over the batter in each ramekin. Pour 3 tablespoons of the coffee over the cocoa in each ramekin.
  7. Bake the cakes until puffed and bubbling, about 20 minutes. Let the cakes cool for 15 minutes before serving in the ramekins (the cakes will fall slightly).

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