Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pudding Cake

If chocolate makes you happy, then this dessert will make you very happy indeed. I made this earlier in the week, but I should have made it again today because I was pretty bummed out. Check out this pic of today's weather. Gah! The only thing to say is, "what the deuce?!" Anyway, this is a variation of the lemon pudding cake that relies on chocolate chips to make a smooth and rich pudding that you can spoon over the tender cake.

INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 tbsp vanilla

METHOD
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get a few cups of water boiling in your kettle.
1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together milk and oil. Add to flour and mix with a spoon. Stir in chocolate chips, then spread into a 8x8 pan.
2. Whisk together white and brown sugar with cocoa powder and sprinkle evenly over batter. Gently pour boiling water over top (do not mix) and then add vanilla.
3. Bake for 40-45 mins, until top is dry and firm. Let cool a bit before serving. Cut into pieces and spoon pudding over top.

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Yes, unfortunately I'm experiencing the same winter weather conditions as you are :0( But hey, that cake would make ANYONE feel better about the weather, for sure!!! How divine!!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Wow, easiest dessert ever. I feel unsure about pouring boiling water over it, but trust you enough to just do it.

Celine said...

this? belongs in a plate in front of me right now. wow.

Vegetation said...

Looks delicious! I love chocolate..mmmmmm. And if I looked out my window and saw snow, I'd be ecstatic! (It doesn't snow here :( and I love love love the cold).

carrie said...

This looks incredible, I have every thing required for making it, and I think I'll give it a go tonight!! It's cold and rainy here today (after over a week of near 80's), and the perfect thing to cheer us all up!!

Vaala said...

Oooo, I love these kind of desserts. In New Zealand we call them self-saucing puddings. I always seem to be making my chocolate self-saucing pudding lately. It's such delicious comfort food (and my boyfriend is always requesting it).

veganforone said...

Now this is some uncensored food porn! Yum!

Janet said...

I am soooo going to make this. Thank you, thank you a million times for the recipe.

ps... Will you be my dad? I want to eat at your house every night!!!

kitsune-stars said...

Looks delicious! I do a variation of the recipe in the slow cooker; the sauce sinks to the bottom of the cake. And bad news with the weather; it's the opposite in LA -- boiling!

Jenny said...

Never ever stop posting your food and recipes. Ever! This looks amazing!

carrie said...

Vegan Dad - I made your cake last night.....it was a hit. It didn't look as nice as your's but, man, was it ever good!!! Thanks from my whole family.

keeta said...

Oooh, I'm making this this weekend when my husband goes out of town!! My love affair with chocolate continues, unabashed. Actually it's just because my husband is allergic to chocolate. But that doesn't mean I don't whisper sweet nothings to my chocolate.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I made this last night and got raves. I wish that the sugar could be reduced a little though. I'll play with it next time. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

Vegan Dad said...

I think the sugar could be reduced, for sure. Just remember that the sugar and water make the pudding, so you don't want to reduce it too much. Let me know how it all works out.

Ricki said...

I used to make a version of this all the time as an undergraduate when I lived alone--it was perfect when I needed a chocolate fix! This one sounds superb. . . must try it again!

coulditbeseitan said...

Oh WOW! This looks amazing.

Kathy Mullen said...

Oh my goodness Vegan dad!!! I made this tonight and it is so super yummy!!! It's been a few months since I have had pudding cake and I accidently mixed te sugar meant to sprinkle in with the boiling water. I still just gently poured it over the top. I think it was actually easier than previous ones I have made. The pudding was also much thicker than others, but this may be just a random thing. Anyway I think I will premix the topping stuff from now on. Thanks you are a vegan superhero!!

veganemporium said...

This cake is AMAZING. Thank you so much for creating this recipe. It was absolutly delicious, and it certainly cheers you up when you're in a funk haha