Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Chocolate Pudding Cake

I was having one of those "I need chocolate cake" days when I came across this Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe. As I had the ingredients for the cake, I set about making it immediately. 


The cake is easy to put together - the only slightly more challenging part is to whish the egg whites till stiff and fold it into the chocolate mixture gently. 


The result was a melt-in-the-mouth chocolate pudding that shooed away the afternoon blues!



Chocolate Pudding Cake (Serves 8)
Recipe by Martha Stewart

Ingredients
  • Butter, room temperature, for baking dish
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for baking dish
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature, separated
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Method
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C), and set a kettle of water to boil. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish; coat with granulated sugar, tapping out excess. (I baked mine in ramekins)
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks with granulated sugar until lightened in color. Whisk in melted chocolate; set aside.
  • In a large, clean bowl, using an electric mixer on high, beat egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/3 of whites into chocolate mixture. Add remaining whites, and gently fold with a rubber spatula just until combined (do not overmix).
  • Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Set dish in a roasting pan, and pour enough boiling water into pan to come about 1 inch up side of dish. Bake until puffed and just set (center of cake should barely move when jiggled), 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes; dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake.


22 comments:

  1. Hi Mich!
    If there is a weakness that I have when it comes to all things chocolate, it is definitely chocolate pudding. I LOVE the stuff!!! I mean I really love it, lol...I can't even imagine an entire chocolate pudding cake. Oh my goodness. It looks heavenly! Whisking the egg whites would seem oh so easy as compared to stopping myself from eating the entire cake! (I can down a chocolate pudding pie in one sitting:) Thank you so much for sharing, Mich...

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  2. Mich, I'm also craving for chocolate but not the cake. This chocolate pudding cake looked very tasty & best matched with berry!

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  3. Oh my....I will never say no to chocolate dessert even after a full heavy meal. I would love to have this with some coulis .... that would taste delicious!!

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  4. I love puddings an especislly chocolate puding sounds and look great!!

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  5. Hi Mich, wow... this look heavenly, so chocolatey. Thanks for sharing the wonderful idea.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  6. Your chocolate pudding cake looks so delish! Wish I could dig in! Yum!

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  7. Hi Mich,

    Tell me about it... I think that I need chocolate cake everyday. Ha!

    I really like your phrase... chocolate pudding a day, shoo afternoon blues away!!! Ha!

    Zoe

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  8. Oh, this is something like souffle....so tasty!

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  9. Who wouldn't love a good chocolate cake?! This looks so wonderful, Mich.

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  10. This chocolate cake looks so good...love the texture....and yes, perfect as dessert.
    Thanks for the recipe Mich...hope you are having a great week :D

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  11. Hi Mich! I like very much! Cannot say no to chocolate and very, very tempted right now :)

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  12. I am so craving for chocolate now...how nice if I can have one of ur pudding cake !

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  13. Mich, this looks amazing. As a chocolate lover I could go for some of this chocolate pudding cake right now.

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  14. Your chocolate pudding cake is just as delicious as ever!

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  15. Mich.. I m just like you. I of get choc cravings now n then. Yr choc pudding nail it anytime.. crave or not I welcome this any day!

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  16. I LOVE chocolate pudding cake! So, so yummy!

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  17. Un postre de chocolate me encanta se ve increíble,abrazos

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  18. Your pudding cake looks yummy. I've yet tried making this cake. Hmmm...
    Hope you're going to have a fabulous week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  19. This sounds so rich and delicious! I can't wait to try it.

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  20. This quick dessert is perfect for after meal. No one can get enough chocolate in my house. ;)

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