Here’s an old school pudding recipe. You could certainly make this with Jello instant pudding, or even Jello “cook for a few minutes” pudding, but why would you when you can make it from scratch?
Chocolate Upside Down Pudding (Marnie)
1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp B.P. (baking powder)
3/4 c white sugar
1/2 c milk
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp melted butter
1 c walnuts
First mixture. Mix and put into greased pan. 8×8.
1 c brown sugar
4 tbsp cocoa
Mix. Dump onto first mixture.
Pour on 2 c boiling water. Bake 40 min 350. Turn upside down – serve warm. Wh cream if possible.
This one sounds like real comfort food! :)
It is real comfort food! There was a while there after we were married that you could buy pudding cake mix in a box. I think you did have to pour the boiling water over that one too.
I must admit that whenever chocolate is involved, the situation is invariably enhanced! It’s kind of amazing that dark chocolate can actually be good for you when eaten in moderate quantities.
Dessert tomorrow night, yummmy…
I made this exactly as the recipe instructs. There is some stuff left out that I am sure only the writer of the recipe knew.
1. 1st, 2nd mixtures and water probably needs to be mixed together…I didn’t and I got a nice chocolate crust on the top.
2. If you follow the recipe you will not be able to turn it out upside down…you will have dry inexpedience everywhere.
3. I spooned some out…mixed it all up and it was good with the crust mixed in..
I am going to give this a try again, only mixing it all up…who knows what will happen…but I love challenges..
Has anyone else tried this one??
Good greif…I forgot to add the flippin Milk…no wonders it did what it did….scratch what I posted before…making it again..
Sharon – my mother (who’s mother is “Gram” of Gram’s Recipe Box) commented that you don’t actually turn the cake out of the pan. https://gramsrecipebox.com/2011/02/22/steak-paprika-and-upside-down-pudding-for-dessert/#comments When I made this a while back I also thought it should be turned out – like an upside down cake – but instead it has to do with the cake being made upside down and that’s it. I hope attempt #2 works out for you because we found it to be delicious, warm, chocolate-y and very good!
thank you for this recipe. i have been looking for it. i use to make it out of an old cookbook and could not find it. i usually always write down recipes but for some reason i didnt. i wanted the scratch recipe. it is so awesome with vanilla ice cream. i always knew this a dump cake. thanks again :o)