Pudding Cake

Chocolate cake that bakes with its own pudding – what more can you ask for? It had been ages since I had this cake. Mom used to make it when I was little. Sometimes I requested it for my birthday. Last weekend, we dug around in Mom’s recipe box until we found the instructions for this cake.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Devil’s Food cake mix + the ingredients needed to make the batter (I didn’t put those in the picture)
12 marshmallows, snipped in quarters or about a cup or so of mini marshmallows
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups water

In a 13×9 pan, mix the brown sugar and cocoa together. Stir in 2 cups of water. Scatter the marshmallows over the top.

Mix up the cake batter and spoon it over the top of the mixture in the pan.

Be careful transferring the pan to the oven. It is very sloshy with all that water in the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min.

Serve it warm with whipped cream or ice cream if you like. The pudding is on the bottom and I just drizzled it over the top of the pieces as I spooned them out of the pan. The cake didn’t even last 24 hours and I only ate one piece! I better make another one soon.

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  1. Barely Domestic Mama says:

    That sounds delicious!

  2. Kimm at Reinvented says:

    I’m definitely saving this one! Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just wrote this one down. It looks heavenly! I can’t wait to make it.

  4. Ohhhhhhh you always make me so hungry! haha…
    I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks so yummy!

  5. Drool. That looks delicious!

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  7. Katherine Aucoin says:

    You are just so eveil! LOL What a decadent cake.

  8. Daisigirl says:

    That looks so moist and yummy! My kids would love it! :0)

  9. dongdong says:

    looks wonderful. you’re amazing!

  10. Donna-FFW says:

    This sounds wonderful and looks so very delicious!! I have got to try it. Love your blog, dont believe Ive been here before.

  11. Visiting from SITS. Oh my! That cake looks delicious! My 14 year old daughter loves to bake. I’m going to show this to her. With any luck I’ll be eating some before the weekend is over.

  12. Ryan Ashley Scott says:

    I’ve made something like this before, but it’s got totally different ingredients. I’m curious how different it tastes with the marshmellows – they always make everything better.

  13. Mommy's Kitchen says:

    That looks awesome. I saw a homemade version at Southern Plate. I love the use of cake mixes it simplifies the recipe. I will try this and let you know.

  14. Oh my dirty word that cake was/is good. Made it last night for the family and they were trying to eat it when it was still piping hot. I tried the carmel corn too but it didn’t turn out really well. Thanks for the great recipes 😀

  15. Ohh goodness, that looks just heavenly. And dangerous!

  16. I cannot wait to try this! Yuuuuum!

  17. I am making this recipe this weekend. Thank you so much, it looks so delicious!

  18. Wow! I had to make this! 🙂 Turned out delicious, but the mini-marshmallows didn’t sink down or melt into it. Maybe i didn’t pour the cake batter in the right way? No matter, it’s still yummy!

    • That’s strange about the marshmallows. Did you put the cake batter over them? Hmm…well, I’m glad it was good!

  19. OMG..Chocolate Volcano..close enough.. My daughter just love this kind of cake. I will get her to make one. Happy Cake week, Just loving all the Recipes.

  20. Melting choco goodness!

  21. Oh I am drooling now! That looks so gooey and delicious! Thank you for linking it up – yum!

  22. Delicious!! Now that’s a way to dress up a cake mix 🙂

  23. Made this tonight and boy is it YUMMY and chocolatey! Very moist!

  24. Where does the puddiing come in at. Is it mixed into the water. What size box did you use?
    I don’t see that step. Let me know this cake sounds so good. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you!!

  25. I made this cake..it’s still hot so I may need to wait till it cools but is it suppose to be runny?? The bottom…I put just what called for..

  26. did u grease the pan at all before adding ingredients

  27. Is the cocoa unsweetened?


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