An old fashioned dessert consisted of two delicious layers: a moist chocolate cake and a thick gooey chocolate pudding sauce. This Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is quick and easy to prepare, the perfect dessert when entertaining unexpected guests or you just want to whip up someting simple but special for your family! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it even more decadent. Here's an easy dessert recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake.
Butter, room temperature, for baking dish
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for baking dish
6 large eggs, room temperature, separated
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread softened butter in a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle granulated sugar, making sure that the buttered surface is covered with sugar. Tap out excess sugar.
Whisk egg yolks with granulated sugar in a large bowl until lightened in color. Incorporate melted chocolate with a whisk then set aside.
In another bowl, beat egg whites with salt using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/3 of whites into chocolate mixture. Add remaining whites, and gently fold with a rubber spatula just until combined. Avoid overmixing.
Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Prepare bain marie by placing the baking dish in a roasting pan and pouring enough boiling water into pan to come about 1 inch up side of dish. Bake until puffed and just set (center of cake should barely move when jiggled), 25 to 35 minutes.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dusting of confectioners'.