Friday, June 5, 2009

"Down in the Dumps" Pudding

Brownie Pudding
aka "Down in the Dumps" Pudding
(If you eat this when you're feeling down, you immediately feel happier!)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
3/4 cup sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Stir the first five ingredients together. Add the next four and pour into an 8" square pan. (It doesn't need to be greased. We also always double the recipe and use a 9x13" pan.)
Combine the last three ingredients and carefully pour over the batter in the pan. Don't mix it together.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350°. (You'll notice that the "cake" part magically floats to the top!)
Serve warm or chilled. Add a scoop of ice cream and it tastes like a hot fudge brownie sundae!

P.S. If you are ever in a funk and need some chocolate to lift your spirits, head on over to Stop and Smell the Chocolates. I'm sure you'll find something that will work!


  1. Oh my goodness!! That looks soooo good! I'm popped over from Lisa's. I'm copying and pasting this recipe right now! Thank you!

  2. Oh that does sound good! Gooey and chocolate go together so well! YUM!

  3. Best dessert ever!!! We don't ever use the nuts though. Always serve warm - yummy!