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Healthy Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


9 servings

My mom used to make a cake like this when I was younger. Being a dietitian I love to come up with ways to lighten a recipe, so I made some healthy changes. This version is as good as, if not better than, the original.&emdash;Jackie Termont, Elkhart, Indiana


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 196 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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