Here’s a low-fat recipe for this amazing pudding that’s like chocolate cake baked in fudge sauce.
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups boiling water
To prepare cake batter, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and oil. Add to dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. Pour batter over bottom of an ungreased 8×8″ baking pan and spread evenly.
To prepare sauce, mix sugar and cocoa together in a small bowl. Add boiling water and stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour sauce over the batter in the baking pan. Don’t stir it! Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes. The cake will rise to the top and the sauce will form on the bottom. Let stand until warm. Serve with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt if desired.
When I was a kid, my mom taught it to me how to make brownie pudding, and I thought it was so neat that the cake ended up on the top and the sauce on the bottom after you bake it. We would often make this for dessert after a nice Sunday meal. So when I came across ths reduced-fat version, I had to try it. I really couldn’t tell the difference from my usual version, so I was very impressed with this. The rest of the family loved it too, especially with ice cream on top. It’s super easy to make and I tend to have the ingredients on hand, so it’s a great’ spur of the moment’ treat.
-Recipe adapted from Looney Spoons (‘Hot Fudge Monday’)