Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chocolate Pudding Cake for Alice & Friends

Alice in Wonderland is a wonderful dream that takes us through a wonderful journey and introduces us to wonderful characters.The end scene where her sister shooks Alice out of reverie and gives her tea,brings us also back to reality and definitely makes us hungry as well.Well,I am not sure about how Alice felt when animals threw pebbles at her which turned into little cakes but it made me hungry.Also the book was full of the word 'cake' saying 'eat me' and tea party and what not.So I decided to bake mini chocolate pudding cakes for Alice and Friends for her wonderful tea party and also send it to my BookClub TeaParty.

A pudding cake has got two layers - a cake layer and a top sauce layer and upon baking,it separates with the sauce becoming base.If you cut it open into half or while gorging on it ,you can see the sauce oozing out.This cake is usually served warm and what makes it more approachable is though it seems to be intense cake with two layers and all,it is very easy to make and is served in the same pan that you bake it.I used the recipe I found here

Ingredients:

Cake Layer

All Purpose Flour: 2/3 cup
Sugar: 1/4 cup+as per taste
UnSweetened Cocoa: 2 tbsp
Salt:1/4 tsp
Baking Powder: 1tsp

Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp
Vegetable Oil: 3 tbsp
Water:1/2 cup

Top Layer
Sugar: as per taste
Unsweetened cocoa: 2 tbsp
Salt: a pinch

Water/hot chocolate: 3/4 cup

Preparation:
Cake:

Whisk together flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder,salt in a bowl.In another small bowl,mix water,oil and vanilla.Blend in the wet mix to the dry mix to obtain the cake batter.Divide the batter into greased ramekins /mugs filling each upto halfway.

Top layer:
Whisk together the dry ingredients of sugar,cocoa and salt.

Top each cake ramekin/mug with this -fill each ramekin 3/4 -1/2 with cake batter + 1/4 with the top layer dry mix.Spoon 2-3 tbsp of water/hot chocolate on top of this dry mix.The ramekin would almost be full by now.Place each mug/ramekin onto a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 28-32 minutes.Serve as such topped with marshmallow/whipped cream.

I baked in foil ramekin,so I slowly loosened the edges using the knife and then inverted it into a plate and then reversed the plate gently into a serving dish,so that the top remains the top :D.Though I did this slowly,some of the pudding base remained in the foil mug.So lookwise,it is average,but tastewise perfect.Well, I can always say,it came out of the rabbit hole that Alice fell into.You can see the sauce oozing out if you look carefully.Also,while baking ,some liquid boils out of the edges as well and the cake puffs up.You can see the ramekins along with the inverted marshmallowed cake.


Now,I enjoyed the pudding cake and will surely bake another for Alice.The above estimate gave me 3 cakes,though the estimate was for 4 as per the original recipe.So it depends on the dish size you are using.
UPDATE: The cake when dry becomes a bit chewy.The pudding layer remains as it is though.If you have reduced the amount of water drizzled,then it becomes a bit dry.Apart from that no difference in taste.

Meanwhile lets see,what other members bring for Alice's Tea Party: Simran - Playing Cards Cake,Bhags,Aparna - Orange Marmalade Cake,Rachel -Sandwiches for a mad hatter's tea party,SunshineMom -eat me vegan cheesecake brownies,Siri -veggie finger sandwiches,Dee,Srimathi

27 Comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks yummylicious. Iam drooling over.

Aparna said...

I love anything chocolate and this looks delicious, definitely not something out of a rabbit hole!
So this is what you were talking about. Interesting way of making a pudding.

notyet100 said...

omg this looks so yum again,...:-( ,...i want one now,...

anudivya said...

Two recipes in a row, keep rocking.

Purva Desai said...

Wow I am actually in Alice's wonderland and enjoying the tea party with ur delicious Chocolate pudding cake...

Madhu said...

oh you have been baking lately, all the recipes are yummy. love the roasted grapes, carnberry biscuits...
Chocolate pudding cake is so good and tempting. Nice dish to end RM.

Priya said...

Two recipes today..wow am drooling over the choco pudding...deliciousss

Sunshinemom said...

That ending is the saddest portion - why do stories end? I hate endings - even the one that happened to Harry Potter! I didn't want him married to Gini:(, and I was so happy with the union of Ron and Hermione....well that's another story:)

Hey, how about bringing me back to reality with some of your pudding cake, haan?!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

This is regarding the comment you left on my blog on French fries. In the recipe, Potatoes are very starchy veggies. To reduce the starch level in the potatoes i soaked them up in cool water. And frying it twice only because they are not boiled. When you fry them on high flame or high heat they will not get cooked inside and get burnt also. So, fry them once and take on the tissue and then fry on the medium heat to get cooked and crisp. Hope you got the point. Any more doubts please leave a mesage. Thank you for asking me. Take care, Bye.

Simran said...

Lovely pudding cake, I especially love the marshmellows. I wish it was a real tea party and I could eat this one

Yasmeen said...

Cake with chocolate pudding ,must try recipe for a chocoholic:)

Anonymous said...

I just can't help drooling over the pudding cake!!!

Madhuram said...

I have also come across a couple of pudding cakes, but yet to try it out. Does it harden once it cools and how does it taste when it is not warm?

Cham said...

I am not a pudding person, but the choco oozing out looks like lava cake! Beautiful!

Sagari said...

yummmmmm mouthwatering pudding cake

Joie de vivre said...

Your book club tea party sounds like such a fun event, and this is a yummy looking cake. Alice in Wonderland always makes me crave petit fours.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my all time favorite cake. Look so good. YUM!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo..this looks fluffy nd delicious..great job

Madhuram said...

Thank you very much for all the clarifications, Sweatha. I was postponing to bake a pudding cake because, in all the recipes, it was mentioned that it's good when warm. But I don't have so many people around, it's only a family of 3, so eating so much cake at one time is impossible. That's why I wanted to know what will happen if it's cooled.

I'll include the biscotti in the round up shortly.

Chai said...

Hi EEE,

Love your recipes and the pictures.
Happened to notice that all your recipes are meat and egg-free.

But also noticed that you use Jello, gelatin, marshmallow etc. Actually Gelatin is of animal origin in that it is made from boiling bones, skin and tendons of animals and is used in marshmallows, jello, jellies, gummies, some ice-creams etc. And most cheeses use animal rennet which is made from digestive juices of slaughtered calves. Agar-Agar or fruit pectin can be used as substitutes for gelatin and jello. Cheeses that use microbial rennet are vegetarian.

I like the way most of your recipes have been adopted to vegetarian needs. Thanks a lot.

SS

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n mouthwatering yaar..thx for sharing dear

Adlak's tiny world said...

Anything chocolaty hm... must taste yum.... love to have a bigggggggg bite...

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmmmmmmm yummmmmy any thing with chocolate pudding cake looks awesome.

Premyscakes said...

As Aparna said i luv chocolate in any form, Pudding looks delicious. craving to have one at the moment.

SriLekha said...

wow! am drooling over the cake!

PG said...

that looks lovely! a wonderful recipe! anything with chocolate has to be! :D

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi, The pudding cake with chocolate in it is something. Yum!

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