Eggless / Vegan Chocolate - Almond Pudding Cake

Why do all the scrumptious desserts have egg in them?  

Why do people who cook with eggs have all the fun?

What can us deprived people, who can consume egg in desserts outside but cannot cook with eggs at home, do?
Eggless and Vegan Chocolate Almond Pudding Cake
eggless and vegan chocolate almond pudding cake
We can make this delicious Eggless / Vegan Chocolate Almond Pudding Cake as one of the options!  :D
I followed Betty Crocker’s recipe but with a few modifications, such as - I did not add almond extract (don’t have!), used 2% milk instead of skimmed milk, used the regular all-purpose flour (maida) bought from Indian store, and baked in a rectangular glass dish instead of 8” square pan – after halving all the ingredients.  None of that made a difference and this pudding cake was still great.

Ingredients for Chocolate Pudding Cake:
For Cake:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup chopped almonds, toasted*
½ cup milk [vegans may use soy milk]
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp almond extract

For Topping:
1 ¾ cups water
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Let’s Begin!
1.  Initial Prep:            Heat oven to 350°F.  Spray 8” square glass baking dish with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

2.  Prepare Topping: In a 1-quart saucepan, add water+ brown sugar +cocoa & heat just till boiling, stir occasionally.

3.  Make Batter:           Meanwhile, in a bowl, sift flour + sugar + cocoa + baking powder + salt.  Add to it almonds* + milk + oil + both extracts, stir well until combined.  Spread batter in pan.

how to make eggless chocolate pudding cake with almonds

4.  Pour Topping:       Pour the hot water mixture over the batter.  Don’t mix, don’t stir, don’t shake.

5.  Bake & Test:            35-40 minutes @ 350°F or until center is set.  Test by inserting toothpick in center, if it comes out clean it’s done.  The top looks done like a cake and the chocolate sauce floats at the bottom.

vegan chocolate pudding cake

6.  Let Cool:                   30 minutes on a wire rack.  DON’T remove from the dish because you have to cut pieces & serve from the baking dish itself.

7.  To Serve:                  Spoon the warm chocolate almond pudding cake onto individual dish/bowl, spoon the ‘pudding’ (the chocolate sauce) from the baking dish over the cake (and ice cream).  And dig in.

eggless chocolate pudding cake served with ice cream and pudding drizzled on top
When the cake batter is topped with hot water and put in oven, while baking the water becomes saucy and floats to the bottom, whereas the batter bakes into a cake and comes on top. That's why it becomes a "pudding cake" and that's what makes a pudding-cake a 2-in-1 treat!

*  Use almonds lightly toasted on a pan, continuously stirred so they don’t burn.  You can use them without toasting too, but toasted almonds give a nice slight crunch.
 You may cover & store the pudding cake in refrigerator, and the next day you use it, warm it up for 10 seconds in the microwave and enjoy.  Again.

How do you like eating your pudding cake?
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  1. Wow Nisha, the perfect heavenly dessert and no eggs.! Chocolate and almond.. great combination..!
    Thanx for sending this to my event..!

    My event- Valentines Day Special

  2. Heavenly looking dessert!!! Beautiful combination n love the texture..

  3. this looks gorgeous & fudgy... even tho i bake with eggs i might actually try this :)

  4. Wow..looks so yummy..and they came out very perfect..

  5. Pudding looks gorgeous and yummy...

  6. fabulous pudding....luks so yummy and perfectly done dear

  7. A dessert to die for. Bookmarked.

  8. They look delicious..Totally YUMMY


  9. Wooosh! That's a beautiful pudding cake! :)

  10. Absolutely divine,super irresistible pudding.

  11. Very delicious yummy dessert..superb n lovely!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  12. This looks like a perfect dessert for Valentine's day. Looks yum!

  13. trekking your yummy blog!!! burp!


  14. this looks fabulous deliciously done

  15. Very tempting dear !! YUM !! you can link to ongoing event Thanks :) Thanks dear for ur lovely comments !! Glad to follow u :)

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  16. That cake looks divine! The texture is amazing...



  17. wow the cake looks delicious and tempting clicks .... Glad to follow u .....

  18. Cake luks absolutely tempting.Drool-worthy recipe Dear.Happy to follow Ur Yumm Blog of amazing recipes. Thanks for ur wishes Dear. nearly 300 recipes of mine got already published in b4 I've started as a Foodblogger last year.

  19. This is delicious... Bookmarked!!!

  20. that pudding looks so moist and gorgeous.. and so easily vegan:) glad that u r trying your hand at vegan baking .. hope that u will find u dont need the eggs and butter at all!

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