Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe from USA

Fudge Pudding Cake

Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Servings: 9


Fudge Pudding Cake
Fudge Pudding Cake

Fudge Pudding Cake is a delicious and decadent dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate cake and pudding in one delightful dish. This recipe is perfect for chocolate lovers looking for a sweet treat to satisfy their cravings.


The origins of Fudge Pudding Cake are a bit unclear, but it is believed to have been a popular dessert in American households during the mid-20th century. This comforting and indulgent dessert has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among many.


How to prepare

  1. In a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.
  3. Turn the mixture into a greased and floured 9 x 9 x 2 inches baking pan.
  4. Dissolve the coffee crystals in water and stir them into the pudding mix.
  5. Pour the mixture over the cake mix.
  6. Bake in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Serve the cake warm with whipped cream.
  8. Enjoy.


  • Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the cake mix for added texture and flavor.
  • Drizzle caramel or chocolate sauce over the warm cake before serving.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to grease and flour your baking pan to prevent the cake from sticking.

- Dissolving the coffee crystals in water adds a depth of flavor to the pudding mix.

- Serve the cake warm to enjoy the gooey and fudgy texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fudge Pudding Cake warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent touch.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

Use decaffeinated coffee crystals if you prefer to avoid caffeine.

- Substitute the chocolate pudding mix with vanilla or butterscotch for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

Fudge Pudding Cake can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Simply reheat in the microwave before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fudge Pudding Cake in individual ramekins for a more elegant presentation. Top with a dusting of cocoa powder or powdered sugar for a finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Fudge Pudding Cake with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for a delightful dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fudge Pudding Cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fudge Pudding Cake contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Fudge Pudding Cake contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fudge Pudding Cake contains approximately 8 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fudge Pudding Cake contains approximately 2 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fudge Pudding Cake is not a significant source of essential vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains gluten and dairy.


Fudge Pudding Cake is a rich and indulgent dessert that is high in carbohydrates and fats. It is best enjoyed in moderation as a special treat.


Fudge Pudding Cake is a classic dessert that combines the best of both worlds - chocolate cake and pudding. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Enjoy this indulgent treat with a scoop of ice cream or a cup of coffee for a truly decadent experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. It was a hot summer day and I had just finished helping my neighbor, Mrs. Jenkins, pick ripe strawberries from her garden. As a token of her gratitude, she handed me a handwritten recipe card for Fudge Pudding Cake. I had never heard of such a dessert before, but the name alone made my mouth water.

Mrs. Jenkins told me that she had learned the recipe from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. She explained that the cake magically separates into two layers as it bakes, with a rich fudge sauce forming on the bottom. I couldn't wait to try it out for myself.

That evening, I gathered the ingredients and set to work in the kitchen. The recipe called for flour, sugar, cocoa powder, milk, butter, and vanilla extract. As I mixed the batter together, the sweet aroma of chocolate filled the air. I poured the boiling water over the top of the batter, as instructed, and placed the cake in the oven to bake.

As the cake baked, I watched in amazement as the top layer rose to the surface, forming a light and fluffy cake. Underneath, the fudge sauce bubbled and thickened, creating a decadent dessert that was a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

When the cake was finally done, I couldn't resist digging in right away. The first bite was pure bliss - the cake was moist and tender, while the fudge sauce was rich and velvety. It was like eating a warm, gooey brownie straight from the oven.

From that moment on, Fudge Pudding Cake became a staple in my recipe collection. I made it for every special occasion - birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings. Each time, it never failed to impress and delight my loved ones.

Over the years, I have made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding a pinch of cinnamon or a splash of coffee to enhance the flavor. I have also experimented with different toppings, such as whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. No matter how I serve it, Fudge Pudding Cake always receives rave reviews.

As I look back on the memories of baking this cake, I am filled with gratitude for Mrs. Jenkins and her generous gift. I realize now that recipes are not just instructions for cooking - they are a way to connect with others and carry on traditions. Each time I bake Fudge Pudding Cake, I am reminded of the bond I share with Mrs. Jenkins and the generations of women who came before her.

In a world that is constantly changing, it is comforting to know that some things remain constant. The smell of chocolate baking in the oven, the warmth of a homemade dessert shared with loved ones - these simple pleasures bring me joy and remind me of the simple joys of life.

And so, I continue to bake Fudge Pudding Cake, passing on the recipe to my own grandchildren and sharing the love and tradition that Mrs. Jenkins bestowed upon me. In doing so, I honor her memory and the legacy of delicious desserts that she has left behind.


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