Melty chocolate cake

Whew I’ve been so busy with class and the start of summer. So many things are going on. Now that my class is over, I can relax and focus on the tasty treats of summer.

This treat – a chocolate pudding cake – requested by my friend because it was his birthday last week.

He started off by wanting a flourless chocolate cake to bring to his cosmic bowling party, but then after poring through many cookbooks he decided on a Denver Chocolate Pudding Cake.

The inspiration for this cake came from a Williams Sonoma “Chocolate” cookbook, believe it or not. I like a lot of William Sonoma’s recipes for truffles in addition to their cake recipes, because they help you get started before you are overwhelmed with fancy techniques from other cookbooks.

The Denver Chocolate Pudding cake was fun and easy to make. It doesn’t even contain eggs. In a pan, you build a layer of batter, sprinkle the pudding filling and then pour some boiling water on top.

The cake just cooks in the oven for an hour which was perfect while I was getting other things done for the party the next day.

Here is a video when the cake emerges from the oven (I sent this to my friend so he could see the meltiness before seeing it in person):


The cake was very tasty. I took some fresh whipped cream to the bowling alley with me and it was still gooey and delicious.

My friend mentioned later that the pudding cake can be served neatly with a spatula, but our friends had no trouble being flexible at a bowling break.

Stephanie Landis

I am a native Oregonian, but traveling has been my way of life since I was young. I was raised in Europe and traveled around Asia and Africa. I've studied two languages and plan to add more. Along with travel, enjoying a passion for food, art and culture is apart of my daily life. My hobbies other than writing are cooking, reading, watching films and attending cultural events.

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