Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week of Sweets: Day 2, Brownie Pudding Cake

Brownie Pudding Cake rocks my world.

Imagine combining Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies with classic Hot Fudge Pudding Cake. Ooey, gooey, warm, and fudgy...This puppy literally oozes chocolate deliciousness.

And please don't forget that scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's essential.

Friends, there is little else I can say about this recipe. It's ridiculously scrumptious, and I'm convinced it's one of the best recipes Ina Garten has graced us with. It's got the outer crust of a brownie, but the inside rocks a gooey brownie batter/pudding consistency. Molten chocolate overload in the best possible way.

I baked Ina's Brownie Pudding for my dad's birthday party today. The Grill Sergeant's birthday is on December 25, so we always celebrate the week prior to Christmas so he can have his own special day.

And with Brownie Pudding Cake on the menu, it certainly was a special day.

Brownie Pudding Cake

This molten chocolate brownie pudding will blow your chocolate-loving mind. Don't forget the vanilla ice's simply not optional.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2) Melt butter in a small saucepan on the stovetop; set aside.

3) With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until thick and light yellow (about 5 - 8 minutes). When egg and sugar mixture is ready, add the cocoa powder and flour and mix on low speed until just combined. Slowly add the melted butter and mix again until just combined.

4) Pour the batter into the prepared dish and place the dish in a larger baking pan. Add hot tap water to the larger pan until it comes halfway up the side of the casserole dish. Bake for exactly 1 hour. The center will appear under-baked (oh yum!). After cooling, serve with a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  1. Death by chocolate... remix! lol -- it looks super sinful!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Nothing is EVER too chocolatey for me, so this looks PERFECT ;)

  3. LOVE Ina's back to basics though I have never made this cake before, I am clearly missing out! Decadent....! :D

  4. Give me a shovel and let me dive in please... I second that, it looks tres decadent.

  5. Oh, man. This looks crazy good, and the list of ingredients is so short! I haven't tried very many Ina recipes, but should change that soon. All of her recipes you've posted sound delicious!

    p.s. Happy (almost) Birthday to the Grill Sergeant! :)

  6. Omg, I saw this on Ina's show once. LOOKS AMAZING! I just wish I didn't feel sweeted out or I'd be tempted to make this. Into the rainy day pile it goes!

  7. This is so sinfully delicious! Got to bookmark this!

  8. chocolate is my weakness. please share!

  9. You are seriously killing me with all these treats!

  10. I have to try this immediately! This is my kind of cake

  11. oooh sounds great! how fun that you celebrate your dad's birthday on a special day. my mom's b-day is dec 28 & she always felt somewhat cheated since her b-day is near christmas.

  12. I'm digging the week of sweets! Great photo. Death by chocolate would not be such a bad way to go!

  13. I've made something similar and it was wonderful! Great for the holidays!

  14. this week just keeps getting better and better! It might be my favorite week on your blog ever ;)

  15. Ooey, gooey chocolate in a bowl? Be glad I don't live near you, or that brownie cake would be all gone!

  16. Yummy!!! Especially delicious with that scoop of ice cream!

  17. Oh gosh. I think I just gained 5lbs from looking at that cake. I have a feeling you are going to be posting some lovely recipes this week. I cant wait to see them. And make them. And then devour them :)

  18. Wow, I had no idea there would be so few ingredients!!! Delish! Can't wait to give it a try :) Yum!!!

  19. This reinforces my belief that everything is better when it's a la mode.

    I LOVE how short the ingredients list for this thing is!

  20. mmm I love things half-baked. That gooey center is the best part!

  21. This looks like heaven in a bowl. Chocolate goodness in gooey form. Perfect! Thanks for sharing such a simple yet decadent recipe, sweet friend. I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!