Chocolate pudding is one dessert that has always been in great demand. This is one recipe that is most requested for whenever we have a pot luck. It is easy, quick and does not call for too many ingredients. To top it off, it is eggless which makes it a perfect dessert for most of our friends.
I am not sure where I got this recipe from but it has been in my handwritten recpe book for a number of years.
I have chronicled my family's addiction for chocolate many many times. This is one dessert that can be rustled up within minutes and will satiate the most demanding chocoholic. I promise you this. Just try it out once and you will be a fan forever. It has a nice fudgey cake like top with a saucey, custardy pudding bottom. It is like two desserts combined to give one heavenly result.
I think the only downside to this dessert is that it can give you a sugar high. My brother insists that it gives an instant hight which lasts the whole day!!!!. But my son did not agree. He feels it is just perfect the way it is.
So here goes with the recipe
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup boiling hot water
Heat oven to 180 deg C.
Mix all the dry ingredients ( the flour, sugar, baking powder ad the salt) in a bowl.
Add the milk, melted butter and the vanilla essence and mix well togehter.
It will be a thickish batter.
Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking dish.
Mix the dry topping ingredients ( both the sugars and the cocoa) and sprinkle over the cake batter.
Finally pour the boiling water over it carefully without mixing or stirring at all.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Serve hot or cold preferably with vanilla icecream .