Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake
Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake

Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake
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A quick and simple recipe for Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake. If you love Abuelita chocolate, you need to try this buttery, moist cake topped with warm Abuelita chocolate pudding.
Serves: 8-10
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/8 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Abuelita Chocolate Pudding:
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces Abuelita chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour and sugar before adding the egg, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter a 10-inch cast iron skillet (if you don't have one, this cake works just fine in a greased 8-inch square baking pan). Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  2. Make the pudding: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Slowly whisk in the milk so lumps don't form. Turn the heat onto medium-low and cook slowly, whisking occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan. Place over medium-low heat and stir occasionally, scraping the bottom and sides. Use a whisk as necessary should lumps begin to form. The mixture will thicken after around 10 minutes and coat the back of a spoon. Add the chocolate and stir until it melts before cooking another 2-4 minutes, until the pudding is pretty thick. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Run mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any lumps. Pour the warm pudding over the cake and serve warm.


8 Comments on Abuelita Chocolate Pudding Cake

  1. Natalie
    December 11, 2017 at 4:45 am (6 years ago)

    This cake is so decadent! Looks so good!

  2. Anton
    December 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Internet fist bumps Julie. It’s an awful thing to live through, making a mistake with such heavy consequences. I hope you can find some light to get through this and make whatever amends you need to.

  3. Nona
    December 12, 2017 at 12:03 am (6 years ago)

    Oh I hate when I am in a space like you are right now. There is no peace from my constant mental exercises trying to fix things. Your thoughtful posts I have read for years show who you are. You made a mistake and that is human. Go easy on yourself and hope healing follows.

  4. Annie
    December 12, 2017 at 1:06 am (6 years ago)

    I echo Nona’s response, as also being one who has followed your sensitive and insightful posts for years. You made a mistake. Learn the lesson revealed, make amends, and move on. We Love You!

    By the way: I’m trying to Pin this recipe, but no Save button is appearing in any of the pics. I especially like the one you can see the cake underneath too!

  5. Rebecca
    December 12, 2017 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

    Prayers for you going up right now. One of the few good outcomes I’ve had from my “big oops” moments in the past is the grace others bestowed upon me. You know the concept of grace is so God-filled – total and complete forgiveness when we can’t “earn” it. Praying for you to be showered in grace from God and from others.

  6. Melinda
    December 12, 2017 at 8:39 am (6 years ago)

    “3 ounces Abuelita chocolate, coarsely chopped”
    I can only find Abuelita chocolate mix, tablets & syrup.
    Are you using the tablets, coarsely chopped ?
    Please clarify, thank you.

    • Julie Ruble
      December 12, 2017 at 8:58 am (6 years ago)

      I used bars, but the tablets will work!

  7. Danielle
    December 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Hang in there. I really enjoy your blog and your posts about so many interesting and important topics. I do sincerely hope you and all involved are able to move forward with peace and love to whatever outcome is the best for all.


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