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These decadent Chocolate Sundae Pudding Cakes are similar to a chocolate lava cake, but easier and more forgiving to make, and just as rich and decadent.

You can make them in a single pan, or in individual ramekins for personal servings. I made these all the time at the Bed and Breakfast Inn we had and they were always a hit.

Rich Chocolate Cake with a Fudgy Sauce and Vanilla Ice CreamTop them a scoop of vanilla ice cream and let the ice cream melt over the warm cake and it is the perfect accompaniment. Or, just sprinkle them with some powdered sugar and garnish them with some mint leaves and fresh raspberries, and they’re beautiful in addition to eye rolling delicious!

This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook “Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins’ MORE Favorites Recipes” which can be purchased at our Gift Shop.

And if you’re looking for a Colorado getaway, check out our Cascade Luxury Suite at Rocky Mountain Lodge in the mountain community of Cascade, at Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, and Green Mountain Falls.

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6


  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. CAKE:

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray six 8-ounce ramekins or oven-proof dishes with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir in sugar. Set aside.

  4. In a small bowl stir together the milk, nuts, melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into the individual dishes. Set aside while making topping.


  6. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Sprinkle over cake batter in ramekins.

  7. Drizzle the 1 cup boiling water evenly over the topping in each of the dishes. Bake for 25 minutes. The top will be cake like, and under the cake will be a gooey fudge sauce. Top with a scoop of ice cream or powdered sugar, raspberries and mint leaves, and serve hot.

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