Black Forest Pudding Cake

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

This rich cake makes its own cherry-fudge sauce as it bakes, and can be served with cherry pie filling on the side. *Note: 1 tablespoon almond extract plus 3 tablespoons water can be substituted for kirsch.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, melted butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread into 8-or 9-inch square baking pan.
  • In small bowl, stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Combine hot water and kirsch; pour over batter. Do not stir.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand 15 minutes; spoon into dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Serve with cherry pie filling. 8 to 10 servings.