Spiced Pudding Cake Recipe
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Spiced Pudding Cake Recipe

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I came across this recipe years ago and made a few changes. It’s very popular. My mom’s church group serves it for dessert quite regularly. —Kelly Kirby, Westville, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Whipped cream and ground cinnamon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream): 287 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, spices and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup water, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. In a microwave, heat butter and remaining water until butter is melted; carefully pour over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Pudding Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p85

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1914skin User ID: 8300958 245244
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"Love it, love it, love it!!! ..... Thank you very much Kelly Kirby ..... A keeper for sure!"

brendainnj User ID: 7763536 237882
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"This cake has wonderful, old-fashioned gingerbread flavor! The water & brown sugar will combine and "magically" form a pudding base on the bottom of the cake. It's just the perfect amount of sweetness. I did decrease the last amount of butter, adding only 2 Tbsp. melted into the water. Never missed it."

koda10 User ID: 8392274 233210
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"We love pudding cakes and this one was a hit. Tastes like gingerbread with sauce all in one dish. What a great fall dessert."

MrToad User ID: 8345401 225197
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"People should read the title, it says "pudding" right there... Suggestion was to serve "warm" which did "activate" the pudding more and made the bottom warm and yummy. Has a strong molasses after taste, but I found it easy to make and a huge hit at my office."

Carol1353 User ID: 7839902 189297
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"The cake has very good taste but I am one that didn't know the bottom was supposed to be gooey. I was eating it but not enjoying it because I thought something was wrong with it but now I can enjoy it."

shelia55 User ID: 5337423 106321
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014


denisepete User ID: 3595638 147147
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2012

"Favorite dessert in my recipe box. easy to make and even easier to eat too much of. If you like old fashion molasses cookies you need to try this recipe."

foxxy1601 User ID: 5598621 106319
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I thought this was really good. It was a little gooey at the bottom which is part of what made it so good. Make sure you warm it up though it is SO much better warm then room temperature! My husband liked it too but he prefers a regular cake to the gooey kind."

aloha58 User ID: 5713478 192078
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"An easy recipe to put together, and it made the house smell wonderful. Just right for a cold winter's night. The cake was moist and full of rich flavors. Treat your friends and family to this tasty cake."

PatWTS User ID: 117277 173534
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"Just read recipe and can't wait to try it. It sounds absolutely delicious! I was surprised by the people who reviewed recipe and didn't know that the sauce was meant to be there. They need to try chocolate Pudding cake, Lemon Pudding cake......and other yummy pudding cakes!!!"

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