Crazy Pudding

Penny Tafoya


I'm 66 and i've been eating this since i started eating solid food. I suspect Mama got the recipe from a Better Homes & Gardens magazine. She and her friend used to share them

It's inexpensive and quick to make, both bonuses when you're cooking for a hungry husband and 7 children. As busy as Mama was, there was always dessert after supper and a snack when we got home from school.

Watch to see which layer is on top and then you'll know why we called it "crazy." I've doubled and tripled it. Whip cream when it's served is nice. We only had wc for holidays, so we ate it in a bowl with milk.


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1 c
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
granulated white sugar
1 tsp
4 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 c
1/2 c
granulated white sugar 2nd layer
1//2 c
packed brown sugar
6 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c
water or cooled coffee
1 tsp
nonstick cooking spray

How to Make Crazy Pudding


  • 1Spray a 9" cake pan or 1 quart ovenproof casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
    In the baking dish, lightly and thoroughly mix the dry ingredients.
  • 2Combine the milk, vanilla extract, and oil.
  • 3Mix wet and dry ingredients thoroughly, and spread out in dish.
  • 4Layer 2
    Over layer 1, sprinkle white & brown sugars, and cocoa powder.
  • 5Mix water/coffee with vanilla extract and pour slowly over the sugars/cocoa layer. DO NOT MIX.

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About Crazy Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #chocolate

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