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Devil’s Food Pudding Cake

Devil’s Food Pudding Cake

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This dessert is fun to serve at family occasions and it's equally pleasing to guests who think of themselves as sophisticated foodies. Do nestle a scoop of really good ice cream alongside each serving. Dulce de leche is a trendy change of pace, but good old vanilla is a faultless choice.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Canadian Living's slow cooker devil's food pudding cake.

Makes 8 servings

4- to 4 1/2-quart (4 to 4.5-L) slow cooker
1 3/4 cups (425 mL) packed brown sugar
1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1 egg
2/3 cup (150 mL) milk
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, melted
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
2 tsp (10 mL) cornstarch

  1. Butter bottom and side of slow cooker; set aside.
  2. Into sieve placed over large mixing bowl, measure 1 cup (250 mL) of the brown sugar, flour, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. With spatula, press ingredients through sieve into bowl. Whisk together if not completely blended.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Pour over flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  4. Scrape into slow cooker; smooth top.
  5. In saucepan, whisk together 2 cups (500 mL) water, remaining brown sugar and cocoa and cornstarch; bring to boil. Boil, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Pour over batter; do not stir.
  6. Cover and cook on high until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean and sauce is bubbling around edges, about 2 hours. Remove insert from slow cooker; let stand until sauce shrinks down and thickens slightly, about 30 minutes.

Mocha pudding cake variation: Replace water with coffee, either freshly brewed or made with instant espresso granules.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: about 325 cal, 4 g pro, 8 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 64 g carb, 2 g fibre, 40 mg chol, 226 mg sodium; %RDI: 10% calcium, 19% iron, 7% vit A, 17% folate.

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