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Hot Little Pudding Cakes

Even the most "bake from scratch everytime" cook needs to have a few tricks up her sleeve.
This one will be out of the bag now and when I present these tasty light little pudding cakes for intimate dinner parties....they will not worry that I fussed in the kitchen all day.
Once you have combined your two bags of mix....the bags can be stored in your pantry and portion control can be exercised when needed.

Two Mixes for Pudding Cakes

  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 1 box regular chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  1. Combine the angel food and regular cake mix together in one gallon sized zipper plastic bag.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and cocoa in a quart sized zipper plastic bag.
Directions for Hot Little Pudding Cakes
  • 3 tablespoons cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa-brown sugar mix
  • 2 tablespoons hot coffee or hot water
  1. Spray a 7-8 ounce microwave safe ramekin or a similarly sized custard cup with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cake mix and sour cream.
  3. Use a small spatula to scrape it into the ramekin and smooth the top.
  4. Sprinkle the cocoa brown sugar mixture evenly over top.
  5. Pour hot coffee/hot water over the brown sugar cocoa mix....but don't stir!
  6. Put in the microwave on high speed for one minute.
  7. Carefully remove. Put a small plate on top and tip both the ramekin and plate over together.  Lift the ramekin to reveal the cake with the dab of hot pudding on top.
  8. Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream and a warm embrace.


  1. This looks like just the thing for a quick but delicious treat that only takes a few minutes to whip up. I've been looking for a single serve recipe. Thank you!

  2. Have you made it with anything else but coffee for the hot liquid? I really don't like the coffee flavor and am wondering if another liquid could be substituted. Thanks.

  3. Do you mean to say combine the angel food AND chocolate cake mixes?

  4. This will be our Valentine's dinner dessert. Thank you.

  5. sorry but I am confused about making this - when do you add the choclate cake mix? or is it included in the gallon bag with the angel cake mix? any help is appreciated

  6. I got that link too, and thought it sounded fun for the kids, except that they probably wouldn't eat it a box mix. Thanks for a great idea to add homemade flavour, and yet still keep it simple for the kids. Maybe I will have to pick up some cake mixes.

  7. I don't use a microwave. Have you ever made these in the oven?

  8. I have never made these in the oven...I'll try it and let you know soon.
    The two cake mixes go in one bag.
    Add hot water instead of problem.

  9. Can't wait to try this, today! Thanks so much.

  10. Looking forward to trying this today for our Valentine's Day dessert. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Oh just kill this old chocoholic right now!!!

    Does that look mad dog droolin' good or what??? MMMMMmmmmm!!!

    It's gonna be a grand old night on the Ponderosa tonight. What a great Valentine's dessert!!!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic Valentine's Day sweetie!!! :o)

  12. What a clever glad Jill sent you the link. What a great last minute dessert when you have the bag of mix ready to go.....and I like that it's just the right amount and not a ton of dessert left over. ...cause I'd just keep eating it:)

  13. thank you for such a convient dessert. looks yummy too!

  14. If you wanted to make four at the same time , how much more time would you add?

  15. How clever - I always wonder who it is that first thinks of these ideas. Brilliant! I'd also be interested in how it would turn out in the oven.

  16. How clever ! It looks delicious!

    I wonder how the angel food cake and chocolate cake mixes first got mixed together ... funny, but I see with my little eye a budding three year old 'chef' playing in Mommy's pantry!

  17. Oh yum i love chocolate pudding cake so i can't wait to try these little ones!

  18. is there a different bowl i can use? don't have the ramekin dishes.

  19. I am so glad you used your mad cooking skills to push this recipe to awesome!

    Way to go Menno!

  20. Made this dessert for my family Valentine's dinner last night. Used very generous tablespoons, etc. It over flowed a bit, but was still delicious. I used plain old custard dishes and it worked great. No left overs to munch on, and I think my husband might even be able to pull it off.

  21. The directions do not say the proportions of the brown sugar and cocoa for that mix.

  22. It is the printer friendly verison that does not contain all the directions.

  23. Has anyone figured out time/temp for bulk production in the oven? Got company coming and this would be wonderful!

  24. About making it in bulk. If you want to make it for 6 people just multiply the cake mix by 6 and you have 18 tablespoons which translates to one cup.
    Adjust the rest from there.

    I haven't tested it but if you try it...I would bake it at 350 and test the top of the cake with a toothpick (don't shove it all the way to the bottom) after 15 minutes.

    Let us know here how it worked out.
    If you were thinking of baking it all in one dish it would take longer to bake. Test after 30 minutes maybe.

  25. Love these little cakes! Because I have Celiac, I tried making this gluten free and it worked beautifully! Simply use gluten free cake mixes. I used a King Arthur's Chocolate GF cake mix and a Gluten Free Pantry Angel Food Cake mix. In spite of the fact that the Angel Food cake mix did not have egg whites already in it, the cake turned out great. Now I have a dessert I can make just for myself if I want to make another dessert for guests that is not gluten free. Thanks!

  26. I made this, and my kids love it. Today, I ran out of sour cream before I could finish the last one, so I used mayo instead. It worked great! I use coffee, and shower them with powdered sugar before adding whipped cream. A great, quick dessert!