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mocha pudding cake

Mocha Pudding Cake for Two


This easy-to-make mocha pudding cake is a perfect dessert for two. As the cake bakes a pudding is created on the bottom so when you dig in you get warm and creamy pudding with every bite of cake. 


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup hot decaf coffee (see note)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In 16-oz baking dish, whisk the flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk and oil and stir until well combined. Smooth the batter into an even layer.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and the chocolate chips over the top of the batter. Pour the hot coffee over the top (don’t stir otherwise you won’t get the pudding).
  4. Bake the pudding cake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the cake start to pull away from the pan. The cake will still be jiggly in the center. Let the cake stand for a few minutes before serving. Serve warm as is or top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • If you don’t love coffee you can make a chocolate only version by using the same amount of hot water instead. I’ve tested it both ways and enjoy both.
  • Recipe adapted from An Italian in My Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the cake
  • Calories: 405
  • Sugar: 38.6g
  • Fat: 20.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.2g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 6.4g

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