5 Star Fudge Pudding

Tam D


I've been making this recipe for many years. With a fudgy, brownie-cake and rich chocolaty pudding, it's a go-to favorite when I want something chocolate and decadent. It's very easy to make, with ingredients I always have on hand. My husband asks for it often, and it always gets rave reviews :) In my personal recipe rating system, five stars is as good as it gets!


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15 Min
1 Hr



  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    chopped nuts (optional)

  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water

How to Make 5 Star Fudge Pudding


  1. Put water on to boil.

    Melt chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine flour baking powder and the half tsp of salt, using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, cream together the softened butter and 2/3 c. sugar.
  4. Beat in the flour mixture, with milk enough to blend.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate, vanilla, and nuts, if desired. (We like our chocolate straight-up, so I never add nuts.)
  6. Spread the batter into a 8 or 9" square baking dish. Set aside.
  7. In a small mixing bowl thoroughly combine brown sugar, 1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, and 1/4 t. salt with a fork.

    Sprinkle this over the batter. Do not stir.
  8. Gently pour the boiling water over the top. Do not stir.
  9. Bake 1 hour at 350*

    Cool slightly, serve warm.
  10. NOTES: If you want to dress it up for company, garnish with whipped cream or ice cream, and chocolate curls or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

    This recipe reheats well.

    *By substituting gluten-free all purpose flour, this recipe is easily made gluten free. (Try Bob's Red Mill brand for the cake batter, and Gifts of Nature brand for the pudding.)

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About 5 Star Fudge Pudding

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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