Hot Chocolate and Halva Pudding #CakeSliceBakers

This month I felt the need for something rich and chocolatey.  This Hot Chocolate and Halva Pudding was just what the season ordered.

It had a rich, dark chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate pudding-like layer hiding underneath.  Mixed into the cake layer were bits of Halva and chocolate chips.

I served it about 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven.  The recipe suggests serving with whipped cream or ice cream, but we just ate it plan.  I did have a small bit leftover that I reheated in the microwave for breakfast the next morning, and it was still delicious.

Another recommendation in the cookbook is to swirl in tahini for an extra sesame bite.  I did not do that, but as I was tasting, I was struck by how good this might be with peanut butter chips and a swirl of peanut butter or Nutella in the cake.  I imagine you could change up the recipe to suite any chocolate combination.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for November 2020 were ~ 

Hazelnut, Pear & Espresso Cake

Hot Chocolate and Halva Pudding

Double Ginger and Grapefruit Cakes


    1. Those would be great additions to this cake....can't beat peanut butter and chocolate.

    2. Oooh, a swirl of peanut butter sounds amazing.

    3. Looks terrific and oh so gooey chocolaty!

    4. This looks so amazingly rich and gooey! Yummm!!

    5. Yum! I agree, it is the perfect season for a super chocolatey dessert. I bet the addition of Nutella would be off the chain!

    6. I didn't add extra tahini to mine either and I thinks it perfect without it. Yours looks extra gooey!


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