Preparation time for this cake: 15 minutes
Cooking time for this cake: 35 minutes
This cake yields: 9 servings
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, quartered
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted
Whole maraschino cherries, optional
For this black forest pudding cake, you will also need 1 8-inch baking dish.
Directions for this black forest pudding cake:
Preheat toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Stir in milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Add 1/2 cup cherries.
Meanwhile, combine chocolate syrup, hot water, and cherry juice.
Spread the batter into a greased baking dish and pour the chocolate and cherry juice mixture evenly on top of the butter.
Put into oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the edges began to pull away from the pan or the center has set. Remove from oven and let stand for about 15 minutes. Top with maraschino cherries.
Mocha Almond Pudding Cake Recipe:
Follow the instructions above, omitting the cherries and the cherry juice. Instead, stir 1/2 cup chopped almonds into the batter. Spread the batter into an non-greased pan.
Combine 4 teaspoons instant espresso coffee and hot water. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and pour mixture over the batter. Bake according to the instructions above.