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Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This decadent Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake is the perfect combination of cake with pockets of pudding. Use semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for an even richer treat.

Course Dessert
Keyword easy chocolate pudding cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 10 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate dairy-free chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups 141g almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil. Set aside a 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips and put the remaining chocolate chips in a medium microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until chocolate is almost melted.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. In the bowl of melted chocolate, whisk in coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add chocolate mixture to dry mixture and stir until combined. Fold in remaining chocolate chips.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Smooth top with spatula. Gently pour boiling water over top (do not stir). Bake for 25 to 27 minutes or until top starts to crackle, the sides start pulling away from pan, and a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs from a 'cakey' section.
  4. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream or coconut whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Naturally Sweet.