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Thursday, 29 December 2011

Self Saucing Coffee & Chocolate Pudding

Disclaimer - I hated it. But, that's because I hate coffee. The original, unbiased tester of all recipes of this blog, my brother, couldn't stop raving about it. In fact, he was silently praying that mom & dad would hate it too so that he could have it all! :-P So I guess if you are a coffee fan, this one is for you.
Even before starting this recipe, I was sure I wouldn't like it. But I felt that my blog needed a self-saucing pudding, no matter what the flavor maybe. And hence, I wrote the minimum amount of ingredients I could use and set about making it. (And even that yielded about 5 cups! - All of which went into bro's holy mouth :D) I referred to this recipe but made changes to the egg substitute Nags used coz I was still not too sure of using flax seed meal in place of eggs.
And in other news, cakes seem to bake really quickly in my new oven leaving me confused as to why something that should take 20 minutes gets done in 10 minutes. And I am still trying to figure it out. Meanwhile, I can't let the crust of my bakes burn so I'm thinking of covering the baking dish with an aluminum foil next time. (Is it a good idea?)

Off to the recipe now...
adapted from Edible Garden
For the pudding ~
Flour - 1/2 cup
Cocoa Powder - 1 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Butter - 1 tablespoon, melted
Salt - a pinch, if the butter is unsalted
Sugar - 1/2 cup (powdered or granulated)
Yogurt/Curd - 2tablespoons
Milk - 80-90ml, almost half cup. More if required
Nuts - optional
For the topping ~
Instant Coffee powder - 1/2 teaspoon (use more if you like strong coffee flavor)
Cocoa Powder - 1 tablespoon
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup (powdered or granulated)

*1 cup = 200 ml / 200 grams


1) Preheat oven to 180 degree C

2) In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder & 1 teaspoon cocoa powder & mix well

3) Add sugar & mix
4) Add melted butter, curds & milk & mix well to form a smooth batter. Add 2-3 tablespoons more milk if consistency is too thick.
5) Add chopped nuts & combine well. (optional)
6) Pour into ramekins / oven safe cups. (Pour only upto half)

7) In another bowl, mix coffee powder, remaining 1 tbsp cocoa, sugar & water.
8) pour gently over the batter. do not stir
9) Bake at 180C for 20-25min
10) Dust with cinnamon powder or icing sugar or serve with vanilla ice cream or serve it plain. Apparently, it tastes good! :-D

- The top becomes very dark and looks burnt. Don't worry. Its just the coffee.

- The bottom will be slightly gooey but no uncooked batter should be there
- This is a unique pudding in the sense that the cake rises above leaving a thick gooey sauce underneath.
- I wasn't too sure whether to pour all the coffee-cocoa liquid on top. So after a lot of pouring & removing, I left it a bit untidy (which is reflected in the untidy pic, I guess) But you can go ahead & pour it all. The recipe ain't wrong, ladies! {& gentlemen(?)} :P


  1. I have a version of this pudding too and make it for H. I personally hate coffee so never opted to find it out.

  2. Interesting cake, I wonder if it works without coffee and just a gooey chocolate sauce instead?

  3. I can have this yummy pudding anytime,opposite to u,just love coffee flavoured desserts:).

  4. yummy too just opposite.........I luv coffee flavr........superb pudding

  5. Tho im not too fond of coffee either, i am addicted to their flavor in desserts like these ;) looks yumyyyy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. looks good. luv coffee in desserts

  7. I love coffee n chocolate flavours... I'd also bookmarked this recipe... hope to try it out soon...

  8. Yummilicious n perfect ..lving the texture!!
    Thanx for linking it to my event
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  9. This sounds great to me but thanks for your honesty!

  10. I Luv Coffee be it filter or American..however I do not like it in desserts. Will try this when I find my silicone muffin makers, I seem to have misplaced them, and now cannot remember where I kept them.
    Love Ash.

  11. sounds so yummy...nice recipe..bookmarked it to try...thanks for linking it to Bake fest,do link it to the linky tool also..thank you!!

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  12. wow nice coffee flavours sss super kavi

  13. Love the flavor of coffee and this sounds and looks like my kind of cake.

  14. Yummy and inviting pudding Kavi. Happy 2012 and thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
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  15. very interesting and delicious cake...surely worth a try...

  16. love coffee & chocolate combo!

  17. I love coffee based desserts! I think its a good idea covering your cake with an aluminum foil


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