Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake

You guys. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake.

I mean… dark chocolate, brownie, warm pudding sauce, and let’s not forget the crunchy hazelnuts!

Brownie Pudding Cake

What’s not to love about that?!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever experienced a pudding cake before, but they’re awesome. Moist and fluffy cake (in this case – a brownie) on top, warm and silky pudding on the bottom. I love how they are made too, it’s pretty neat.

Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake with Hazelnuts!

You mix up your brownie batter and spread it into the bottom of your pan. Then you mix up a combination of brown sugar, dark cocoa powder and hot water. Pour this over your brownie batter and bake.

The transformation is nothing short of magical.

The brownie rises to the top and the bottom becomes a molten layer of dark chocolate pudding goodness.

Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake with Hazelnuts!

It begs to be served with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top.

I made this recipe from one of Better Homes and Garden’s recipes on their site, then I made a few modifications and am sharing what I did over on their blog, Delish Dish. So go over there, grab the full recipe, say hi, and then make some brownie pudding cake!!

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A piece of brownie on a plate, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and nuts
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Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake

This Dark Chocolate Brownie Pudding Cake is sweet with warm pudding sauce and topped with crunchy hazelnuts!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 408 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons special dark cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water, boiling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, granulated sugar, the 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, the baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the hazelnuts.
  • Get the full instructions HERE.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Brownie, cake, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, pudding
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
9 Responses
  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    This cake is ridiculous, Shawn! I am loving how impossibly gooey and rich it looks, and obviously freaking out that it has hazelnuts on top. YUM! Pinned 😀

    1. Shawn

      The cake does require between 30 to 45 minutes of resting before serving, but I wouldn’t wait much longer than that. It’s best served fresh. 🙂

  2. kathy m

    Omgosh Shawn,

    You read my mind:-) I have been looking up pudding cake recipes for the last week…you just took care of that,

    Thank you will get to baking, Kathy

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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