Help Me Make MOAR Pudding
November 14, 2018 4:14 PM   Subscribe

Hi - My son loves this recipe for hot fudge pudding cake. However, he (and I) would like just a little more pudding. What should I tweak to achieve that? More of the brown sugar/water ratios? More butter? (although the butter just goes in the batter and not the pour over ingredients) Thanks in advance for your help!!
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Where I am from, this is called a self-saucing chocolate pudding. So I'm assuming when you say 'pudding', you are referring to what I would call the 'sauce' that forms under the cake itself.

You can simply just add more boiling water, and that will increase the pudding/sauce but it will be thinner. If you increase the sugar/cocoa/boiling water, you will get more sauce that is the same thick consistency. You can also dot little bits of butter over the batter after the sugar/cocoa but before the boiling water if you want, to make it a little more indulgent. I've read about a million recipes for SSCP over the years and there is a tonne of variation in sugar/cocoa/water ratios so I think if you want to experiment a bit you aren't going to have too much of a disaster on your hands. Just whack some vanilla ice cream over top and all sins will be forgiven.
posted by BeeJiddy at 5:17 PM on November 14, 2018 [3 favorites]


You can simply just add more boiling water, and that will increase the pudding/sauce but it will be thinner.

Can hot (not boiling) half-and-half be subbed in for the water? Creamier consistency.
posted by Iris Gambol at 5:37 PM on November 14, 2018


More of the water mixture (I'd keep approximately the same ratio of water/cocoa/sugar), and also cook it slightly less long (by a few minutes).
posted by jeather at 6:34 PM on November 14, 2018 [1 favorite]


My mom cooked hers in a glass Pyrex bowl and I think it sauced more than mine do when I bake them in a flat casserole dish, so cooking vessel seems to be a variable worth visiting, too.
posted by Tentacle of Trust at 6:44 PM on November 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


I make a recipe very similar to this all the time and I double the quantities of everything you sprinkle on top and the boiling water. Works great.
posted by lollusc at 11:37 PM on November 14, 2018 [2 favorites]


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