Chocolate Hot Fudge Pudding Cake | Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding Cake



Ever since this year has started, there has been an awful level of lethargy associated with the blog. I am not sure why is that so. I have heard many bloggers tell me that after a particular stage, we all face a lack of interest in the proceedings – whether small or large. I am just looking at a small example. I still have the 2014 recipes to be properly done into recipe cards. There are more than 200 posts, and I am not having any motivation to do it. I try to recall how I did it for the other posts, but I am not able to get the hang of it. Then I tell myself, no, I am not going to stress myself over it. πŸ™‚


Just taking back from completing four years of blogging, today’s post happens to be the post #1000 on “The BST”. Did I aim for it? I don’t know, I don’t think so. I was never sure of my interest, how long I would sustain myself. I am basically a lazy person. My attention span is very short. I know nobody likes to believe it but that is kind of true. Still, I held on to the blog for 4 years and my current job for 11 years. Sometimes, when I think how did I do it for so long, I feel it’s because people kept coming and going in both spheres of life and that’s why I kept the interest! πŸ˜€ Hehe…




I am not saying thank you again… Actually, it is such a small word. I don’t know if there is any other word that could express my feelings better at this moment of time. Like I mentioned, I am trying to sustain my interest. Alhamdulillah, now I understand why I have all the backlog of drafts. My interest is being kept alive by challenges like the MENACC and the MFBC that started recently, so I am sincerely hoping for the best, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚


For a celebration, it has to be chocolate, right? At least for me, yes… I love chocolate and I am slowly converting the little family of mine into chocoholics too, hehe… You will find all chocolate related goodness on the blog here. It is actually a versatile product to work with and you will never find yourself short of ideas. I am already telling myself that I must try some savory dish with it, since I have never tried one in those lines. In fact, there are still so many facets of Β cooking that I still have to explore. If I sit to count them, I may have too big a list, so let me leave it at that… πŸ˜€




Coming back to the recipe, if you love lava cakes, then this one is for you. It is basically a chocolate cake which sauces by itself, very similar to the custard pudding cake I posted sometime back. As soon as I saw this recipe, I was so tempted to make it. It is so easy to make, you have a basic cake mixture you just mix together and spread into your pan. Then you sprinkle a nice dose of sweetened cocoa powder and pour hot water over it, and then let the magic happen. Once the cake comes out – or should I call it a pudding? – you think, what is so special in it? But once you scoop out the cake, you see the water and the cocoa mix has made a nice thick sauce at the bottom lending a total oomph factor to the dessert. It is highly recommended to serve this dessert warm with a douse of cold whipped cream or even better ice cream and you are good to go!


It is a very easy dessert – eggless and can be easily made vegan too! Do give it a try when you have some sudden guests over dinner or you just want to treat yourself. The quantity I have made was a small pan, just enough for our little bunch, but do double the quantities while making it in a brownie (8 inch) baking pan. Off to this chocolaty treat…




5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • LAYER #1:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 40 ml melted butter
  • LAYER #2:
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • LAYER #3:
  • 150 ml hot water


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 4 inch pan.
  • For the first layer, mix ingredients from sugar to salt well. Add the milk and oil/ butter and fold in well till completely moist. Spread into the pan.
  • Mix the cocoa and sugar for the second layer. Sprinkle on top of the first layer.
  • Pour the hot water all over - do not mix.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or till the top looks set.
  • Take out and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Scoop out and serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream!


You can make this dessert vegan, by replacing milk with almond milk or soy milk and butter with oil.

Join the Conversation

  1. that sounds delicious!!! It must be divine with ice-cream on top!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  2. what a lovely dish to celebrate your 1000th post.. I know what do u mean.. There are certain time you really need to find some motivation to move fwd There are times I don’t touch camera for more than a month.. you are doing wonderful Rafee.. Congrats for the milestone and all the best for many more to come!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena… Wishing you the same too…

  3. U have done great in 4 years span .
    A big mabrook for the 1000 posts.
    And what a post to celebrate. Lovely

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba…

  4. That looks insanely tempting and delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  5. Hearty Congrats on your 1000th post!!!Wonderful post Rafeeda.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Preeti…

  6. This is a celebration post. It was just a while back I remember seeing an 800th post and OMG! Its already 1000. Tremendous effort and way to go girl! I am proud of you Sweets and wish many more to come. You know, I inspire myself seeing you post daily. Keep it coming and God bless! Love and hugs.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I can’t also believe the number myself Sowmya, checked a couple of times to be sure… hehe… Thank you so much for your kind words, Tum…

  7. mashah allah… may u achieve more heights…. wow… rafee its really drooling…..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      JazakAllah Khair Fabeeda for coming by…

  8. 5 stars
    Mmmm…nothing better than chocolate on a Winter’s day!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi…

  9. Hearty congrats Rafeeda. It’s okay if you feel lethargic sometimes, it’s normal and just indicates that you just need to diverge your attention to something else till you feel guilty of not blogging ????.
    Amazing sweet treats to celebrate.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Pari… I may take your word seriously… πŸ˜‰

  10. Mabrook dear! An apt recipe for the occasion! 1000 in 4 years is remarkable! I only wish I could get into your head and know how to run everything so smoothly πŸ˜€ MashaAllah! Next time I visit you, make me this one. Love.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… even I wonder sometimes… only my blog seems to be smooth compared to the other parts of my life… πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot Fami for always being around… InShaAllah, will do…

  11. First of all a big congrats…secondly , you are not a lazy person…no I don’t agree…I have started the blog almost 3.5 years but have not reach half the way ;)…Hats off to you …

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita… πŸ™‚

  12. This is such a big Milestone Rafee.. Awesome and Congrats.. You can be proud of yourselves!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  13. Yummy treat for the kids and dessert lovers.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shobhaji…

  14. Wow Rafeeda, 1000th post, that’s a lot. Congratulations. Don’t worry we all go through these phases of not wanting to blog but the cooking doesn’t stop. After a while it all comes back. That’s why I do enjoy occasional breaks from blogging.
    That’s a unique dessert recipe , book marking it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Mayuriji…

  15. hearty Congratulations on completing 4 years of blogging…the 1000th post ? that itself says you didn’t let your blog just survive but you have helped it grow and thrive all these 4 years… And what better way to celebrate it other than something chocolaty right. love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Aww…. thank you so much Anupa dear…

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