Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Olde Tyme - Pudding Cakes - Chocolate & Lemon!

These are from around 1951. You can buy mixes for these in most grocery outlets, but these were the originals. Give them a try...

Denver Chocolate Pudding Cake
Chocolate cake with magically appearing warm dark pudding underneath.

Do not over cook this! Preheat oven to 350F

3/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 oz chocolate OR 3 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons Butter or marg.
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 teaspon vanilla

For the TOP
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup white sugar
4 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup cold water or cold coffee (yummm mocha!)

Sift sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add chocolate/cocoa and butter melted together over hot water. Add milk and vanilla. Pour into a buttered 9 x 9 baking dish. Scatter over the TOP without mixing, brown sugar, white sugar and cocoa. Pour cold water or coffee. Bake about 40 minutes at 350F. Let stand at room teperature and serve cool but not chilled. Serves 6
Serve with or without whip cream or ice cream. Chocolate sause over all would be lovely too!

Baked Lemon Pudding Cake

The tope is cakelike with a soft lemon custard beneath which provides a sauce for the pudding. For a richer dessert, spread with think layer of unsweetened whipped cream.

Preheat oven to 350F

1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks, beaten until light
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 Cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 Cups milk
3 egg whites

Sift 1 Cup sugar with flour, baking powder and salt. To egg yolks add lemon rind, lemon juice, melted butter and milk. Beat well . Stir in flour mixture and beat until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff, adding remaining 1/2 Cup sugar - a Tablespoon at a time; then fold into flour mixture. Pour into buttered 2 quart baking dish. Set in pan containing 1/2 inch hot water. Bake about 45 minutes at 350F. Chill at least 1 hour. Serves 6

I think you could also try orange or lime. That's my next trial!

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