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Chocolate brownies sitting on top of a warm, rich chocolate pudding – how cool is this?
The brownies come out of the oven floating on top of a sea of chocolate.
This is similar to a molten lava cake, but less like cake and more like a brownie. What do you think? Yeah or nay – ice cream on top? I say absolutely please put ice cream on my Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake!
Sometimes cravings have to be satisfied and this did the trick. It doesn’t help that people have been asking if I’m just going to post all happy-good-for-you food now and no more desserts! What? No more desserts? I must be letting you down – so I’m done with vacation photos and happy to be back in the kitchen baking something decadent and delicious and sharing it here with you! Let’s do this 🙂 Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
Add the milk, oil and vanilla. Stir in the walnuts and spoon into an 8×8 inch baking pan.
This is so cool. Add boiling water to a mixture of brown sugar and cocoa. Slowly pour the hot water mixture over the pan of brownie dough. Now pop it in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Testing the center with a toothpick won’t work here – just set the timer and forget about it.
Spoon some of the cake into a dessert bowl and drizzle with the warm pudding from the bottom. Served with a scoop of coffee ice cream – this is amazing! It’s not overly sweet but it is richly chocolate. My husband said he was really surprised how much he loved it especially since he’s not a card carrying member of chocoholics anonymous, like me.
I loved the walnut crunch and the way I felt compelled to lick the bowl and get every last bite.
Don’t forget to Pin to your luscious chocolate board!
Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
For the sauce:
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1 ⅓ cups boiling water
- coffee ice cream for serving, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Using a rubber spatula fold in the milk, oil and vanilla just until combined with the dry ingredients.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and remaining ¼ cup cocoa. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
- Slowly pour the water mixture over the brownie batter. Do not stir!
- Bake for 40 minutes at 350°F.
- Cool on a rack for 45-60 minutes. Spoon the warm brownie into a dessert dish and top with some of the pudding from the bottom. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.
This may not be the prettiest pan of brownies ever made, but I don’t think it’s meant to be picturesque. I gave up on trying to make it look gorgeous and just went with “dang this is good! Grab a spoon!”
My husband and two crazy dogs are under the house right now on varmint patrol. They haven’t found anything so hopefully that will be the end of that saga! Maybe our visitors are out to dinner right now, maybe the dogs are just crazy. The dogs are probably just crazy. Perhaps our grandson dropped a cookie down the heater vent – who knows. Thank goodness they didn’t kill an opossum or raccoon under the house. Check that off the list!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay warm and have a terrific weekend.