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Stawberry Pudding Cake

Today in the U.S.A. many are celebrating the 4th of July or Independence Day with barbecues and other gatherings with lots of red, white and blue decorations. This dessert would be great to serve for this or any celebration.
This is an easy dessert to make with fresh fruit that is in season. I made a strawberry one and a blueberry one. Rhubarb would work, too. I saw this recipe on our garden store Facebook page and I modified it decreasing the sugar. It's good alone or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Strawberry Pudding Cake

2 cups sliced fresh strawberry or other fresh fruit
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2/3 cup boiling water

Cover the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch lightly greased square pan with fruit.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, extracts, milk and flour together. Spread evenly over the fruit.
Mix remaining sugar and cornstarch; sprinkle over mixture in pan.
Pour boiling water over the top. (This creates the glaze on the top of the cake and the pudding at the bottom).
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

You can serve warm in a bowl with ice cream, or let it cool a bit and serve it on a plate with ice cream or whipped cream.
Pudding cake with blueberries on the left and strawberries on the right. We all enjoyed both!
I also used canned pears and peaches that were drained of their liquid for the cake. 


  1. Looks like fun. Got a question.
    You show sugar (1/2 cup ) listed twice...but none of the amounts shown are the 3/4 cup of sugar listed in the directions. So is it 1/2 cup in the batter and 1/2 cup for the glaze?
    or 3/4 cup in the batter and 1/4 cup for the glaze or is some of it suppose to be sprinkled over the fruit?
    Love the site and check it every day....

    1. Oops I'll correct that. I worked the recipe again to reduce the sugar and it was good with less sugar so I changed the ingredients but forgot to change the instructions. Thank you!

  2. wondering what I am missing? how do you print a recipe? I look at you every day and see no print button. IF I neglect to print the recipe...I often forget to try it. :)

    1. Hello farmerswife, If you look at the bottom of the post to the left of "from the kitchen of" there is a printer symbol. Click on that for the recipe.

    2. Also, the print button only shows once you have clicked to get to the comments.

  3. Pudding cake is also AMAZING with rhubarb!!

  4. Please clarify the amount of sugar for the batter and for the topping. Thank you.

  5. Would this cake also freeze well?
    Thank you,


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