My Mom used to make this and I still make this pudding like cake. During the baking the batter rises to the top and a pudding like sauce forms underneath the crust. There is also a lemon version.

Half-hour Pudding Cake ( Montreal Pudding)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one 2 quart casserole dish.

2 Sift the flour, white sugar and baking powder together. Add the raisins and stir in the milk. Spoon batter into the prepared dish.

3 Combine the brown sugar, boiling water, butter and vanilla. Gently pour over the batter. Do not stir.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve warm.


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