Chocolate & Brandy Pudding Cake

Chocolate & Brandy Pudding Cake Recipe

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Dee Vance


I am a chocoholic. This cake is one of my guilty pleasures. When I'm really feeling naughty, I make the "Cherry Variation" noted below. I do not use a pudding mix-it because this cake makes its own pudding. This cake is so moist that you might have to eat it with a spoon. ;-)

I will post pix next time I make it...

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1 c
cake flour
1 c
sugar, divided
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 Tbsp
1/2 c
low-fat milk (2%)
1/4 c
canola oil
1 tsp
vanilla extract (pure)
1/2 c
brown sugar
3/4 c
boiling water
pinch of cinamon
1/4 c
brandy-good quality (optional)


1 small bottle
marischino cherrys
whipped cream

How to Make Chocolate & Brandy Pudding Cake


  • 1Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a 9" x 9" baking pan.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa, the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Slowly add the milk, oil and vanilla extract stirring after each addition. Stir until batter is thick.
  • 3Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar with the 1/4c sugar and the 1/4c cocoa. Sprinkle (or sift) the top of the batter with the sugar mixture. Mix the water and brandy together. Then pour the water and brandy over the entire top.
  • 4Bake approximately 30 minutes or until the cake is set around the sides and the top is loose and bubbly. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Slice or scoop to serve.
  • 5Serve with a complementary scoop of ice cream.
  • 6CHERRY VARIATION: DO THIS FIRST: Drain cherry juice and set aside. Soak cherry's in brandy. Continued with step 1 of the recipe. Add the cherry juice to the batter.
  • 7When batter is in prepared pan, remove cherry's from brandy, After pouring the water/brandy mixture onto the cake, arrange the cherry's on the top of the cake.
  • 8Serve with dollop of whipped creme.

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About Chocolate & Brandy Pudding Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cocoa, #brandy, #CHERRYS

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