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Quick Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Servings: 8
Five minutes to stir together the ingredients, 5 minutes to bake-that’s right, you can have warm chocolate pudding cake just 10 minutes after your brain starts demanding chocolate RIGHT NOW! Depending on your particular microwave, the cake may have a layer of sauce at the bottom all the way out to the edge of the pan, or the sauce may collect only in the center, leaving the edges pure cake. Now this isn’t the most beautiful dish in the world, but scoop it into dishes, add vanilla ice cream, and you’ll remember once again that beauty’s only skin deep.

1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa
heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup boiling water

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and espresso powder. Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla, beating until smooth.

Scoop the batter into a lightly greased 9-inch microwave-safe pie pan (glass or ceramic), or a microwave-safe 9-inch round or 8-inch square cake pan. Pour the boiling water very gently over the top of the cake; don’t stir it in. Cover the pan with a dinner plate, glass lid, or whatever you usually cover pans with in the microwave.

Microwave the cake for 5 minutes at regular power. Remove the cover, and poke a spoon into the center of the cake. It should be set, but have a layer of chocolate "sauce" at the bottom. If it's done, remove it from the oven, and wait 5 minutes before serving. If it seems way too moist, put it back into the microwave, without a cover, and cook for another minute or so. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired, before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Date: May 26, 2003


Reviewer: sahiba
For the effort put in the cake, it's an excellent cake. Just wish I had followed instructions properly. Cooked for an extra minute and cake became a bit dry. Follow the instructions well and you'll have the quickest, easiest and an extremely tasty cake.

Reviewer: Stephanie Sturdee
Just as the recipe says and my two year old daughter who is allergic to dairy loves it.

Reviewer: lucy ann
for the effort it was great i used organic flour, replaced the cocoa powder with organic bittersweet chocolate (100g)and used organic eggs which all added to a great method.

Reviewer: Chhaya
Its a very good recipe, and it tastes really good.

Reviewer: Zeph
An excellent recipe. A very good microwave cake! I didn't have much faith in it when I first tried it but so glad I did. It is wonderful. Not the best looking cake but delicious nonetheless.


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