Friday, February 3, 2012

Ultimate Dump and Stir - Mocha Pudding Cake

With the big game this weekend, you might find yourself looking for a quick and easy dessert idea and the Java Joe Mamas think we found a crowd pleasing goodie!  This is coming from the recommendation of The Robot Mommy who couldn't say enough good things about it when she made it earlier this week.  I can't speak for myself as my oven is still broken here and I am not currently baking, only (kind of) aching to with all the great recipes swirling around here lately.  

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Mocha Pudding Cake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
    • Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish with butter and set aside. 
    • Combine flour, 3/4 cup of the cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to break up any lumps. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, milk, butter, egg, and vanilla until evenly combined and smooth. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and whisk until just combined. 
    • Transfer batter to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Combine remaining 1/4 cup cocoa, remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a small bowl until well mixed, then sprinkle over batter. Pour coffee over batter, do not stir, and place in the oven. 
    • Bake until cake is bubbling, puffed, and set at the edges but still a bit loose in the middle, about 25 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

This dessert requires no skill to make yet bakes up into an impressive three-layered treat with a crusty top, a cakey middle, and a chocolaty pudding bottom.

Game plan: If you want a strong coffee flavor use a darker, more heavily roasted coffee. But keep in mind that the stronger the coffee, the weaker the chocolate flavor will be. (You can guess which way we went on this!)

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Mayor Gia said...

That. Looks. Delicious.

Tui Snider said...

I am gonna try this - sounds fantastic! :)


Galit Breen said...

Yum, yum, and more yum!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I can't wait to have a new oven

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Let us know if you do! I've heard it's close to heaven

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Please let us know when you try it!

Karen Bechman said...

I can't wait to make this!!! Maybe since I had to cut back on latte with all this stupid heartburn I could just eat extra cake lol...

Brittany Stewart said...

Oh yum.
I'm now dying to try this!