Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Ever since the move, I’ve had a “new place, new year, new stuff” mentality. With this comes the obvious need to use up old foodstuffs as quickly as possible. At least, it does for me. Step in, Better Homes & Gardens!

Even though I don’t have a garden, I couldn’t pass up the offer for a free 1-year subscription to BH&G just for buying two boxes of Arm & Hammer baking soda that I was buying already. My first issue came earlier this week, and my excitement upon receiving it was enough to prevent me from ever reading magazines on my Nook. (FYI: I get the same excitement from new catalogs in the mail. I know; I’m strange.)

Anyway, this month’s issue had a great recipe for gooey chocolate pudding cakes, and I just happened to have all the ingredients! However, instead of opening a new bag of semi-sweet chocolate pieces for the recipe’s 1/3 cup requirement, I substituted in the same amount of chopped Hershey’s Kisses I had leftover.

These cakes were deliciously gooey and chocolatey! I strongly recommend having a tall glass of milk or water nearby when eating this dessert!

1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1/3 c. semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c. boiling water
coffee-flavored or vanilla ice cream (optional)
sliced strawberries (optional)
unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/4 c. sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, oil, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Stir in chocolate-hazelnut spread and chocolate pieces.

2. Divide batter evenly among six 5- to 8-oz. oven-safe bowls or ramekins. Place on baking pan and set aside. In same bowl, stir together 1/2 c. sugar and cocoa. Gradually stir in boiling water. Pour evenly over batter in dishes.

3. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into cake portion comes out clean. (It took my cakes 35 minutes to bake to my satisfaction). Serve warm with ice cream and strawberries. Sprinkle additional cocoa powder. Makes 6 servings.


64 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 07:37:13

    Craving something sweet. Thank you for this.

  2. Three-Cookies
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 07:51:37

    I guess in the cake world gooey=good:) This looks great, I’ve been meaning to make something similar

  3. ceciliag
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 07:57:26

    Decadent! How sad no room for a garden, do you have herbs on the windowsill or a window box? they count as gardens you know!! In my view! c

  4. Life is Full
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:19:09

    I must have missed the post about your move. Congratulations on your new pad! I like BH & G too, they have great recipes like this one!

  5. Eileen
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:28:27

    Nice! I get excited about catalogues, too. And they’re not even particularly exciting ones. I’m all, “Yes! The new Lands End is here!” I’ve turned into my mother.

  6. Karen
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:31:32

    Talk about yummy…your dessert is just calling out to be made. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:37:57

    Chocolate gooey pudding cakes sound (and look) like the best chocolatey comfort food EVER. You obviously did it right my friend. They are absolutely oozing with chocolate and wonderfulness. Please send me one. I am down with a bad cold and could use chocolate comfort food immediately. πŸ™‚

  8. mary
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:54:24

    Well this just seems perfect cold weather comfort food – love the perfect chocoate pudding cake
    Mary x

  9. forgottenbeast
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 08:57:09

    I get goofily excited about magazines in the mail, too. Or really about any mail that isn’t bills.

  10. Holly
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 09:04:54

    These sound decadent and fabulous! I’m such a chocoholic! πŸ™‚

  11. Ronda
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 09:52:14

    I am a magazine addict so I totally understand the love of a new magazine or catalog. Hershey’s Kisses are a great substitute!

  12. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 09:57:27

    These look ooey gooey delicious! As treats go, I find chocolate hard to beat.

  13. alex
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:06:24

    Don’t do this to me! I am trying to give up chocolate for New Year!

  14. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:17:36

    I love ooey gooey dessert! I love how you added nutella.

  15. spicegirlfla
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:24:31

    Definitely ooey gooey good!! I’d love to dip a spoon in one of those!!

  16. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:40:48

    Gooey goodness! These look fabulous.

  17. purabi naha
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:46:19

    Really gooey! I loved nuttella in these. Sounds and looks delicious!

  18. JamieAnne
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:54:45


  19. InCucinaDaME
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:03:02

    These have always been a success !

  20. Tricia S.
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:09:51

    Oh my these look amazing. Am not showing them to 15 year old chocoholic or I would have to make them TONIGHT πŸ™‚ I came looking for your brioche (your loaf version looks amazing) and saw all the goodies you have made since then. Very impressive !! Congrats on the new place – that is such a fun time πŸ™‚

  21. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:18:58

    That is one wicked-looking dessert, and I love the idea of using up your Hershey kisses to make it, brilliant! Hmmm, I’ve got a bowl of those left around here…

  22. Louanne
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:28:34

    Gooey deliciousness!

  23. Cher
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:47:32

    Catalogs & magazines are like little gifts in the mail πŸ™‚ I have a feeling that you have a lot of company on that end…

  24. Kay aka Babygirl
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 15:00:26

    I seriously have a love affair with chocolate, so this ooey, gooey chocolate look absolutely amazing. Yup, I would love this any-day πŸ™‚

  25. TrafficDiva
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 16:12:47

    Mouth. Watering. Looks SO good! Feel free to drop off some these when I’m having a “fat day”..LOL!!! =)

  26. Kathy
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 16:43:57

    Oh yum…I love anything chocolate! Looks great!

  27. bakingaddict
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 17:06:15

    You had me at gooey πŸ™‚ *drools slightly* ….

  28. foodfashionandflow
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 17:52:40

    You had me at chocolate. You had me! These look so good!!!

  29. Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 18:36:18

    How incredibly yummy! Licking the screen…

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  31. Taryn at Have Kitchen, Will Feed
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 21:46:42

    Wow. I didn’t even need to read the post to be sold on this recipe. Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake was enough.

  32. Miriam
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 22:02:04

    Well I’m sold! Looks awesome :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  33. Ann
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 22:22:38

    This does look delicious! How COOL that you got a year subscription! I get excited when my magazines come in the mail, too!

  34. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 23:10:05

    hi yummy chunklet, you choc pudding cake looks so delicious, very tempting to my taste buds. mmm i like chocolate, coffee, vanilla and cocoa.. so delicious, yes with plain chilled mineral water.
    have a nice day

  35. Peggy
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 05:29:03

    This sounds great! Oooey and Gooey is always a winner in my book =)

  36. Quay Po Cooks
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 07:22:57

    I like the way you served this. Oh eat this with milk is dying and gone to heaven!

  37. FiSh
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 07:23:54

    semisweet is good but i would prefer bitter sweet πŸ™‚

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  38. kitchen flavours
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 08:27:54

    This looks deliciously chocolaty! My kids would really love this!

  39. Ameena
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:10:09

    I’m pretty much sold on anything that includes Nutella. Especially since I am totally missing Europe right now!

    These look amazing!

  40. Chaya
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:28:50

    I just printed this and I am hoping, to make it. tonight. You are keeping me in the kitchen. Could I link this to Bake with Bizzy?

  41. Liz
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 14:02:31

    Oh, boy, I now know what to do with my Nutella! The gang will LOVE this!!!

  42. Caroline
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 14:35:21

    I can see why you’d need a tall glass of milk to accompany these cakes! Fantastic. x

  43. Cakelaw
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 14:43:11

    Yummo – chocolate OD pudding is one of my favourite things!

  44. Beth
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 15:01:31

    Every word in that recipe title is calling my name.

  45. Dara
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 16:00:07

    I am SUCH a sucker for individual serving desserts! Love these.

  46. Simply Life
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:25:03

    I love that you used Nutella in these- i could definitely go for one right now!

  47. sheof108names
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:53:43

    Oh golly, I will try making these!! They look amazing

  48. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:34:09

    These look so absolutely rich and decadent! And warm and comforting! How great that you got a free subscription to BH & G. They always have such great recipes….and you’ve done a beautiful job with this one! : )

  49. Elaine
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:41:28

    I have been craving chocolate and I love gooey chocolatey desserts, so I must make these. Wait a great deal on the B & G magazine.

  50. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 23:53:31

    Hi yummy chunklet. Yes I received your mail and I have replied.. Its great to know that you are willing to do guest post for me, you may submit any one of your favorite recipes , which you already have in your archive. Its up to you to choose, its just that I don’t take pork and liquor, others ok.
    Anyway, can you email to me your recipe text and attach photos plus a short profile on yourself, whatever you wish to say. ..
    My email is thank you and best regards, looking forward

  51. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 01:41:36

    I love pudding cake, though I’ve never made individual ones. Yours look divine! And I used to get BH&G for a while–loved it! I may have to get it again.

  52. peachkins
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 04:00:44

    gooey and chocolatey are my two favorite words.. Have a great weekend!

  53. hotlyspiced
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 04:16:43

    How amazing you didn’t even need to do a supermarket shop to make these amazing looking desserts. They look so rich and sweet and yummy and inviting. What a great recipe.

  54. Andi Winslow
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 06:16:27

    Hope you are still loving your new home, this looks gooey good, but I have never had nutella….andi

  55. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 19:53:17

    There’s something extra special about getting your own personal little cake in a ramekin! Looks delicious!

  56. betty
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 22:37:47

    mm they do look really gooey, I want to have them! specially warm with a melting ice cream on top

  57. Asmita
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 14:35:36

    I really feel like diving into those. How yummy is that.

  58. maternityleavecoach
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 21:11:39

    I made this tonight for dinner and they were OUTRAGEOUSLY good. I recommend this recipe to the entire planet. We had a glass of milk and some tawny port on hand. YUMS!

  59. Ms Jelena
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 23:46:17

    YUM!!! They look amazing! Bet they’re super delish!!!

  60. Louise
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 20:06:44

    Oh my heavens, Yummy! I need one right now!!!

    Some of my favorite recipes have been found in Better Home & Gardens Cookbooks. I no longer get the magazine so I’ll be looking forward to you sharing lots of recipes. (I too get excited at mail catalogs (especially gardening) and magazines too. Not strange at all!!!

  61. Terra
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 18:39:50

    Those do look gooey and delicious….now I want some ice cream too! oxox

  62. Baker Street
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 22:57:17

    Ooey gooey chocolate goodness! Now.. who can say no to that!

  63. sally
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 08:51:06

    I love getting magazines in the mail too–especially magazines that have recipes for things like these chocolate cakes.

  64. katyarich
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 15:54:37

    Oh chocolate is really my temptation, now I need to eat this, looks SO delicious…..and after that I’ve to drink a jar of lemon juice,,,,,,:):):)

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