Dessert Featured Recipes — 28 June 2013

Grab your spoon and celebrate National Chocolate Pudding Day!

By: Jodie Shield, RD

Calling all chocolate lovers.  Need a quick fix?  Try my chocolate pudding cake – satisfaction guaranteed.  It’s rich and creamy yum and super easy to make.  You simply toss all the ingredients into the actual baking pan and bypass cleaning up sticky bowls (Go ahead and lick the spatula when you’re done!).  Like my chocolate brownies, I had to tweak the original recipe to lighten it up.  I used whole-wheat white flour to boost whole grains and I cut back on the sugars (white and brown).  Skim milk trims calories and fat and the canola oil is heart-healthy.  June 26th is National Pudding Day so go ahead and make my chocolate pudding cake.  Better yet, make homemade chocolate pudding.  Isn’t it awesome to have a day to celebrate chocolate anything?

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Makes 12 servings


Preparation Time:

Cooking time:


  • ¾ cup whole-wheat white flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup backed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. In an 8 X 8 inch square pan, stir together the flour, white sugar, and ¼ cup of the cocoa powder.  Add the skim milk and canola oil and mix well.  Sprinkle the brown sugar, remaining cocoa powder and chocolate chips over the mixture.  Add the vanilla to the hot water then pour over the top.
  3.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the surface appears dry.  Serve the pudding cake warm with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt.

Nutritional Information per Serving (1 slice): 165 calories, 2 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams fiber, 77 milligrams sodium

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About Author


Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N. Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

(2) Readers Comments

  1. Can’t see nutritional info.

    • Jodie

      Thanks for the head up Judy! Just posted the nutrition information. Enjoy!

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