Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake

Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake Recipe

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Karen Feinen


Another wonderful old recipe I found buried deep in my files.

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1 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
3 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
instant coffee powder
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
1 c
chopped walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1/2 c
1/4 c
butter, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
dark rum or brandy
1/2 c
1/2 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
5 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c
hot water
1 c
chilled whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks

How to Make Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake


  • 1Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Stir first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in walnuts.
  • 2Combine milk, butter, vanilla and rum in another bowl. Pour over flour mixture and stir until just combined (batter will be stiff)
  • 3Spread batter in 8-inch square baking dish.
  • 4Mix 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and 5 tablespoons cocoa powder in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  • 5Pour hot water over top of pudding (do not stir). Bake until top is glazed and dark brown, about 40 minutes.
  • 6Cool on rack at least 1 hour. Sauce will thicken as it cools. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

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About Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Soy Free

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