Spiced Pudding Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 piece (calculated without whipped cream): 287 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Dec 3, 2017
Exceptional! So moist, with a great balance of spices.
Jul 2, 2017
This cake is really moist and flavorful!! We loved it!! This is Autumn flavors at it's best!!
Mar 10, 2016
Love it, love it, love it!!! ..... Thank you very much Kelly Kirby ..... A keeper for sure!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 25, 2014
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.
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.
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