Some things just taste like home
And happy memories. Just like these self-saucing vanilla fudge pudding cakes.
One bite and I'm instantly transported back to the big, fat, overstuffed wicker chairs in my parent's living room, curled up with a good book and a big bowl of fudge self-saucing pudding cake to wash away another rainy day.
This recipe is an updated version of my childhood classic, with slightly less sugar and made in single serving dishes for extra cute and convenience. My family gobbled them up soon after they were made, creating another generation of happy pudding cake memories.
Self-Saucing Vanilla Fudge Pudding Cakes
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350F and grease three mid-sized ramekins. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk.
Spoon the batter evenly into the ramekins. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the batter, then gently pour the boiling water over top, about 1/2 up the bowls.
Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs. Serve warm.