Monday, February 7, 2022

Brownie Pudding

I'm sharing my tea and dessert in my bedroom today.  

Brownie Pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts that I've been making since the 1970's.  It's so unbelievably good and perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime. 

I've had this fabric in my stash for so many years.  I made a tablecloth from it years ago, but kept the extra fabric, and decided to use it up and made a tea cosy and some no-sew ornaments for my Valentine tree.


Isn't this teacup pretty for Valentine's Day?  It came from a teacup exchange years ago.

From the extra fabric I used Heat 'n Bond to fuse the fabric to felt and cut around with pinking shears.  I even attached the ribbon with Heat 'n Bond.  They made for cute ornaments on my tree.

This is my mantle for February. 

These vintage cards really are the real thing.  My sister and I found that my late beloved mom had kept them and they are from when I was a baby.  Aren't they sweet?

Yield: About 9
Author: Kitty, but from my Better Homes and Gardens Dessert Cookbook, sixth printing 1967
Brownie Pudding

Brownie Pudding

I have been making this dessert for years and years and it's one of my all-time favorites. It's quite magical and makes it's own sauce as it bakes. The brownie part is put in the bottom, and the sauce part on top, but it all reverses in the oven. There are no eggs in this. Oooh my...delicious!


  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4-1 cup chopped walnuts (I leave these out)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 3/4 cups hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 8x8x2" pan.
  3. Sift together first five ingredients.
  4. Add milk, oil, and vanilla; mix smooth. Add nuts, if using.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan.
  6. Mix brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa powder; sprinkle this over the batter.
  7. Carefully pour the hot water over entire surface.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes and see the magic happen!
  9. Serve in bowls with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

We had freezing temperatures and snow in Texas this past week....brrrrrr!  I keep my pump in my waterfall on for 24 hours per day to keep it from freezing. 

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. The Brownie Pudding looks wickedly delicious. Red and white checks are always cheery and perfect for a Valentine's setting. The other fabric is sweet. It looks fabulous fashioned into a tea cosy. Love your Valentine's mantle. Keep warm, Kitty; it looks freezing there.

  2. Your pudding sounds great Kitty, and like a fun baking project for colder weather! While I know it was unusually cold, that pic of your yard really looks pretty:@)

  3. Oooh your Brownie Pudding looks decadent and so good Kitty! I love your sweet vintage Valentines that belonged to your dear mom. Your tree, tea cosy and adorable fabric ornament make everything so cozy and cheery in your bedroom. So smart to use leftover fabric for an ornament for your tree! Your backyard looks like a winter wonderland! I hope it's warming up for you. ♥

  4. That snow & ice wasn't a very nice way to celebrate Groundhog Day, was it?! I'm glad your pump didn't freeze, that would've been a tragedy. The brownie pudding looks and sounds like true comfort food for that weather, especially. Love your cozy and handmade Valentines, but those from your childhood take the, pudding!❤

  5. Such a fun post Kitty. This brownie pudding is something I have never had and sure looks delicious. Your tea cozy is so sweet and ornaments to match. We keep our pump going and the whole thing is covered in thick ice. You can just see the water coming out under all that ice. I am glad I am not a fish - a very cold fish!


  6. Cold and snow? Well that's quite something. You have earned a cozy Brownie pudding dessert 🍮 in your bedroom. The vintage Valentines are adorable. Your sewing skills have been put to good use. That fabric is very sweet.

  7. Thank you for the brownie pudding recipe, Kitty, just what I wanted for the weekend, my nephew and his wife will be with me and I wanted something good! This is it!

    1. I hope you love it! I wanted to respond to your comment by email, but you're a no-reply comment blogger. I hope you get my message.

  8. This is such a sweet Valentine Day post Kitty. All the pretty valentines and ornaments on the tree, just darling. How precious are those cards your mom saved, so special. Oh my gosh, this is a recipe I made so many times and lost. I will be making it this weekend. Thanks Kitty, have a wonderful week.........

  9. You are all set for St. Valentine's Day, my friend. I think your tree and mantle with those precious vintage valentines is just perfect. And I have never heard of brownie pudding - yum yum yum. You are right- it IS perfect!

    Stay warm! Hugs!!

  10. Oh how I love Brownie Pudding. My mom's recipe was called intriguing to make it with the boiling water over top!! It's chilly still in FL too. This tasty treat sounds like a terrific warmup! Thanks for sharing all your pretty pictures!!! XO

  11. That sweet valentine tree is the cutest ever! I almost left up a tree to decorate for Valentines this year but decided not too. NOW after seeing yours.........That brownie looks so heavenly! GOOD GRIEF....I would need to do ten rounds of yoga after eating a slice of that delicious richness. I hope your day and your week is wonderful dear Kitty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Kitty, I love your valentine tree and the red and white gingham! Oh so sweet! Your pudding looks delicious. I have a butterscotch one made the same way, but this being February with Valentines Day on the way, your chocolate pudding is very tempting. I will definitely bake it up. Your valentine cards are darling! Very cute posting! Hugs...Sandi

  13. Those old Valentine cards are adorable, Kitty! How wonderful that she saved them and that you have them now. I love the sound of your chocolate pudding. Chocolate is definitely my weakness. ♥ Amazing photo of the snow you had!

  14. Your Valentine's Day tree, decor, and vintage cards are adorbs!

    I don't think I've ever had brownie pudding before. YUM!

    How exciting to get some snow! Back in December, I stuck a wooden Christmas tree sign (from Dollar Tree) in one of my outdoor planter. It's now frozen so I guess I'll have to wait until April to get it out. LOL.

  15. Mmm...that brownie pudding looks amazing!! Definitely going to pin and make that. I love your sweet Valentine decor. The banner is darling and that tree is very cheerful. I'm great at sewing curtains - straight lines!- but I'd love to make something like a tea cozy! That's lovely. Enjoy the snow!

  16. Adorable post and precious cards. Love that quote framed in your bedroom. Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  17. I love your pretty Valentine's Day tree, ornaments you made, the tea cozy, and the brownie pudding dessert! It's been cold and snowy here but has melted now. I hope you stay warm and cozy Kitty.

  18. I’ve never heard of Brownie Pudding Kitty, and wow does it sound good! I love your little Valentine tree, and the cute ornaments you made as well as the tea cozy, what cute fabric! Such a cozy special spot to enjoy your tea and treat!

  19. What a delightful tea you've set! I love your teacup, I miss the teacup exchanges that we did years ago! I must try this brownie pudding, oh it looks soo good! Your Valentine decor is lovely! The fabric and ornaments you made are so charming... and I love your Valentine tree! I hope you are having a wonderful week Kitty :)

  20. Love your Valentine tea, Kitty! The tea-cozy is darling and love the ornament, too. How precious that you have the Valentine's that your mom saved. xx The brownie pudding sounds so good. It must have been such a nice treat during your freezing weather. Hope it is warming up so you can get back outside again. Stay safe and cozy. Hugs xo K

  21. Kitty your Brownie pudding looks so decadent. I shall making some. Darling tea cozy and your sweet valentines. How special you mom save them. The valentine tree is adorable. What a treat to have dessert and tea in your bedroom.

  22. Your pretty teacup is perfect for Valentine's Day, Kitty. I must be one of the very few people who don't like Brownie pudding - I've never been able to enjoy it, although my mother loved a butterscotch version, too.
    What a great idea to have a Valentine tree. I hope the weather warms up for you.

  23. Everything looks so "sweet!" Love vintage Valentines and yours are so special. Glad I found your blog.

  24. Darling tea cosy!!! I've been adrmiring some over at Bernideen's Tea as well. Are they difficult to make? How sweet that you have those vintage cards from your youth. What a treasure!

  25. Love the tea cozy...But especially love the recipe!! Thank you!!
    Cold here as well...and very windy today!

  26. Oh, my! This sounds so delicious! It reminds me of a recipe I use from the Aunt Bee Mayberry cookbook called "Bullet Brownies." They have this crusty part on top that forms, and oh, they are so delicious. I got your precious email and will respond as soon as I can. Much love to you, sweet friend.

  27. Kitty, this is a real blast from the past! I was just thinking about this last week. Made it in the 70s when I was young and still thought chocolate was the best flavor on earth. Then when my taste for chocolate all but disappeared in my mid-20s I lost the recipe. But here it is! Thank you. Because I still like to make chocolate desserts for other people.

  28. Miz Kitty,
    Your brownie pudding looks delicious! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope you have a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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