Friday, October 3, 2008

Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cake

I really need to expand my dessert repetoire beyond many versions of pudding cake, but this is so easy and tasty that I would be happy to eat it on a very regular basis. This is a modified version of my chocolate chip pudding cake recipe and makes use of pureed fresh pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Chocolate and pumpkin really go well together, especially with cinnamon and nutmeg. What a great way to start the weekend!

- 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 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup pureed cooked pumpkin
- 2 tbsp 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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get a few cups of water boiling in your kettle.
1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, 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.


carrie said...

Another one to try!! I LOVE pumpkin and chocolate together. We've actually been eating pumpkin chocolate chip muffins all week, along with pumpkin pie oatmeal, and pumpkin's been a pumpkin kind of week around here!!!

shelby said...

That is a great way to start the weekend, I love chocolate and pumpkin together!

magpie said...

Wow, does that cake look amazing. I love how the center is oozing out in the piece in the bowl.

VeggieGirl said...


Eesh said...

This looks amazing as usual. Speaking of pumpkin, will you be giving some hints as to what you'll be doing for Thanksgiving? This is the first time I'll be making something and I have no idea what to make! And so far your recipes have never led me a stray :)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Look at that oozing goodness! You are an Iron Chef!!!!

Sharon R said...

Must try this recipe; I just woke up and am drooling while looking at the picture.
I tried the lemon pudding cake once and it was sooo good; made it a second time using limes and it was equally good; my husband and I were licking our plates!!!

theveganfoodie said...

This recipe looks really good! Pumpkin and Chocolate looks awesome!!

Amanda said...

Vegan Dad!
This looks delicious! Soft and chewy top with a yummy melting center. Nice work!
- Amanda

Jeni Treehugger said...

OH MAAAN! That looks good!

Reni said...

This looks super yummy and easy! Just a clarification; how do you get the vanilla evenly over the top, or does it matter in the end result?

This is also a great way to sneak some veggies into the Teen Daughter! :)

Vegan Dad said...

Thanksgiving tips coming real soon.

The vanilla mixes into the water--so no worries.

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

I've just bought 2 cans of pumpkin after reading your posts (not the easiest thing to come by here in the U.K). I've never tried pumpkin but I look forwards to making this and other pumpkin recipes from your site, it all looks so good!

Janet said...

I am completely addicted to your chocolate chip pudding cake and even posted about it on my blog a while ago. I can't WAIT to try this variation, it looks sinfully delicious!

Anonymous said...

It's in my oven right now and smells heavenly! Thank you for all your awesome recipes!

allularpunk said...


Vaala said...

Pudding cakes are the best dessert!

Bex said...

oh wow that looks good.

Keep the pudding cakes coming!

veganmum said...

So I've been pumpkin/chocolate obsessed lately, and pudding cakes happen to be my most favouritest dessert ever. I had half a can of pumpkin in the fridge (opened to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on Saturday, then I used a little more in a pumpkin chocolate cake last night - obsessed, I tell you); so, I really had no choice but to try this tonight.

It is wonderful. A wee bit too sweet for our tastes, but we tend to a) like our chocolate bittersweet, and b) overdo it on the portion sizes, which doesn't help. I think I'll cut the sugar down by about a third next time, just to see, but otherwise absolutely perfect. Thank you!

Bethany said...

wow, that looks really good. I have to try maknig this, pre-vegan, I always loved pudding cakes.

krislinatin said...

I'm shoving the choc chip pudding cake down my gullet right now.
awesome. you are brilliant.

Tim said...

This just came out of the oven and it is awesome! My wife says it's super easy to make, too. Excellent!

Sonny said...

Wow.... really, wow!
The best thing I made that used 2T of oil. Mine came out looking just like yours. I made this for my family tonight, and they were all reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally happy! we enjoyed this with some cognac and vanilla ice cream. Thank you so much! :)

VCA = said...

Hi! I can't wait to try this! Question:
It calls for packed AND unpacked brown sugar? Am I reading this right?
Thanks for any adivce!
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