Paradise Pudding Recipe

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This recipe (like dumplings and sauce all in one!) was handed down from my husband's grandmother. It reminds my father of the delicious plum puddings he loved to eat as a little boy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon butter or shortening
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 225 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, bring water and brown sugar to a boil. Meanwhile, combine all cake ingredients in a large bowl. Drop by tablespoonfuls into skillet. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour. Do not lift lid. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Paradise Pudding in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p72

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