Vegan Self Saucing Black Forest Chocolate Pudding Cake


Vegan Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding meets Black Forest Cake in this easy vegan dessert recipe! This Chocolate Pudding Cake features a chocolatey, almost brownie-like, cake, homemade cherry compote and a rich chocolate sauce hidden underneath. Serve warm with ice cream

two servings of self saucing black forest chocolate pudding cake

Black Forest Cake meets Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding – oh yes, two iconic chocolate desserts in one! What’s not to love? This is love by the spoonful. This vegan chocolate pudding cake is so amazing, it’s warm, gooey, fudgy, chocolatey, and it has a secret superpower!

You guessed it  – this pudding makes it’s own chocolate sauce while it is baked! You just throw together the batter, pop the casserole in the oven, and when you scoop it up, you find all of these amazing pockets of chocolate pudding sauce hidden right in the cake. So cool and exciting (not to mention crazy delicious)!

vegan self saucing chocolate pudding cake in a round casserole dish topped with ice cream

This pudding cake is made in three layers, the bottom chocolate pudding cake layer, a middle layer which is basically just a sprinkle of cocoa powder and sugar, and the top water layer which is added before baking. You might feel a bit skeptical when making this for the first time, but trust me, truly amazing things happen in the oven. Just trust the process!.

What turns this chocolate pudding cake into a black forest chocolate pudding cake is the addition of sweet and tart cherry compote. You can use storebought but I do recommend you make your own.

How to make Cherry Compote:

For making Cherry Compote from scratch, combine 1 cup cherries with 1 tsp lime juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon and cook in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened to preference. The cherries with burst and then thicken a bit making a delicious compote, some of which you can also serve on the side with the cake.

a serving of chocolate pudding cake served with a scoop of ice cream

More easy vegan chocolate desserts to try:

Black Forest Chocolate Pudding Cake

Vegan Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding meets Black Forest Cake in this easy vegan dessert recipe! This Chocolate Pudding Cake features a chocolatey, almost brownie-like cake, homemade cherry compote and a rich chocolate sauce hidden underneath. Serve warm with ice cream

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time30 mins

Total Time45 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: vegan self saucing pudding

Servings: 9

Calories: 201kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Self-saucing Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder preferably Dutch processed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) non-dairy milk such almond, oat or soy
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil

For topping the batter:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar

For the hot watered topping:

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Cherry Preserve

  • 3 tablespoons cherry preserves or cherry compote for swirling in see notes for cherry fompote recipe

Instructions

  • Make the batter : Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder to a bowl and mix well. Add in the wet ingredients non-dairy milk or vanilla extract and mix well.

  • If the batter is too thick, add in milk 1-2 teaspoons at a time to make it somewhat thick muffin like but not too stiff batter.

  • Grease an 8×8 inch brownie pan or 8-inch round cake pan or a similar-sized pan. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180c).Add the batter to the pan and even it out with a spatula.

  • Topping: In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder and sugar and distribute it all over this batter. Drizzle cherry preserves or compote.

  • In another bowl, add the water and the maple syrup and heat it until it’s boiling either in the microwave or you can heat it in the saucepan.

  • Then pour  the boiling water and maple mixture in the pan over the batter.

  • Bake: Immediately Put pan in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 c ) and bake it for 24-30 minutes.

  • The bake time depends on the pan you are using. For the regular metal pans, check at about 24 minutes whether the cake is done. The top should be set and not liquid in the middle. It will be soft and Fudgy pudding at the bottom but the top should be kind of set.

  • If you are using a thicker pan like a ceramic dish or glass pan then check at 28-30 minutes.

  • Remove the pan from the oven. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes. Top it with ice cream of choice and serve

Notes

To make cherry compote:combine 1 cup cherries with 1 tsp lime juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon and cook in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened to preference. The cherries with burst and then thicken a bit making a delicious compote, some of which you can also serve on the side with the cake
 
Glutenfree: I haven’t tried this gf. My usual Glutenfree flour mix (1/3 cup oat flour, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup potato starch) should work. 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Black Forest Chocolate Pudding Cake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 201
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 118mg5%

Potassium 176mg5%

Carbohydrates 34g11%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 19g21%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 63mg6%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  •  flour – regular all-purpose flour though gluten-free flour would also work
  • baking powder and baking soda to get the cake batter to rise over the sauce
  • I use cane sugar for sweetening the pudding
  • cocoa powder – dutch processed and lots of it
  • vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
  • non-dairy milk – any kind
  •  oil for moisture
  • the batter is topped with a mix of cocoa powder and sugar
  • a mix of boiling water and maple syrup is poured on top of the batter and dry mix.

Tips & Substitutions:

  • this vegan self-saucing chocolate pudding cake is best served warm.
  • I recommend you serve this pudding cake along with a big scoop of dairy-free ice-cream

 

ingredients for making vegan chocolate pudding cake

dry ingredients for self saucing pudding

Make the batter: Add the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder to a bowl and mix well.

vegan self saucing pudding dry mix in a bowl

Add in the wet ingredients non-dairy milk or vanilla extract and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add in milk 1-2 teaspoons at a time to make it somewhat thick but not too stiff batter.

wet ingredients being added to dry ingredients in a glass bowl

Grease an 8×8 inch brownie pan or 8-inch round cake pan or a similar-sized pan.

vegan chocolate pudding cake batter in a round casserole dish

Add the batter to this pan and even it out with a spatula. Sprinkle with the cocoa sugar mixture. Drizzle cherry preserves or compote over the batter.

cocoa and sugar sprinkled on top of chocolate batter

cherry perserved being added to chocolate pudding cake

Then pour  the boiling water and maple mixture in the pan.Don’t stir it, just let the water be, and pop it in the oven

hot water and maple syrup being added to dry mix to make vegan self saucing chocolate pudding

Put pan in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 c) and bake it for 25-30 minutes.

freshly baked vegan self saucing chocolate pudding cake

The bake time depends on the pan you are using. For the regular metal pans, check at about 24 minutes whether it’s done. The top should be set and should not be liquid in the middle. It will be soft in the bottom but the top should be kind of set.

If you are using a thicker pan like a ceramic dish then check at 30-32 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes then serve. Top it with ice cream of choice.

a serving of vegan black forest self saucing pudding with a scoop of ice cream

 



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