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Cottage Pudding (VRP 001)

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Cottage Pudding

Cottage Pudding

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Cottage Pudding is a traditional American dessert consisting of a plain, dense cake served with a sweet glaze or custard. The glaze is generally cornstarch based and flavored with sugar, vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, or one of a variety of fruit flavors such as lemon or strawberry.


One typical recipe is from Recipes Tried and True, a collection of recipes compiled in 1894 by the Ladies’ Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, Ohio.

Cottage Pudding can be baked over a fruit base, with a resulting dessert similar to a fruit cobbler, as in the recipe for Apple Pan Dowdy in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

SourceCottage Pudding from Wikipedia

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Cottage Pudding

Cottage Pudding (VRP 001)


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Sift together into a mixing bowl the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the milk and shortening.
  3. Stir gently into the flour mixture to combine.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cottage Pudding



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Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Hi. I’m glad to see cottage pudding recipe. I would love the thin hot chocolate sauce recipe that mother would serve over the warm cake. Do you have one? Thanks for sharing!!!!


Thursday 24th of December 2020


Chocolate Sauce

1 cup white sugar 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/2 tsp. salt Piece of butter 2 Tbsp. cocoa 2 cups hot water 1 tsp. vanilla

Boil the sauce ingredients together until thickened.

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