Mocha Walnut Pudding Cake

A pudding forms on the bottom as the cake is baking.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 Tbs. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbs. dark rum or brandy
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 2/3 cup hot water


  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, instant coffee and walnuts together in a large bowl.
  • In another small bowl combine the milk, melted butter, vanilla, and dark rum or brandy.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry and mix with a wooden spoon. Don't overmix. It will be quite thick. Spread the batter in an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, make the topping by mixing together the 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder,
  • Pour the the topping over the batter, then pour the 1 2/3 cup hot water over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes. Let cool an hour or more before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature, with a side of whipped cream if you're feeling decadent!