Healthy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe
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Healthy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Recipe

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“My mom used to make a recipe like this when I was younger. I decided to make some healthy changes, and this version is as good, if not better than the original. Being a dietitian, I love to come up with ways to lighten up recipes. I would bake all the time if I could!” Jackie Termont - Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup prune baby food
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups boiling water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 196 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, baby food and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spread into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar with remaining sugar and cocoa; sprinkle over the batter. Carefully pour water over the top (do not stir). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until top is set and edges pull away from sides of dish. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Hot Fudge Pudding Cake in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p31

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"This was a great recipe. Everyone liked it; you could still taste a little of the plum puree in it, but it was very chocolatey."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"Absolutely loved. Very tasty. Can't wait to make again."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"Absolutely loved, so good and tasty. Even my son loved it. Can't wait to make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"Prune taste was disgusting, might be worth trying applesauce, but not worth the work since first try was horrible"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Made this for the first time and will definitely be making it many more times. My entire family loved it-including my pickiest eater!"

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