Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake


Is the cold, winter weather dragging you down? Do you need something warm and cozy in your life? This ooey, gooey, spiced pudding cake is just what you need! Rodelle teamed up with the Vintage Mixer to create a Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake to warm your soul, heat up your heart and spice up your Valentine’s Day!

Check out the Vintage Mixer for a giveaway and score some Rodelle Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa, just in time for Valentine’s Baking!


2014 Rodelle Challenge – Honorable Mentions

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We had so many good entries for the 2014 Rodelle Challenge that we couldn’t pick just ten between the grand prize and runner up prizes! We need your help to select an additional 5 winners from the Honorable Mention category – just added to give more of our 400+ contestants a chance to win. Hop over to our website to vote for your favorite!

Gretchen, Utah
My oldest daughter had been longing for an Easy Bake Oven! Her dreams came true this past November when she received one for her 7th birthday. Little did I know how unsavory the cookie mixes were with this oven…thank goodness it’s the memories that count!

Jaye, Florida
Love of gingerbread! My favorite holiday memories are decorating gingerbread – from cookies to gingerbread houses that has created endless moments of fun!

Meg, Texas
I came home to a kitchen fire thanks to my husband hiding his secret cookie stash in the oven.

Daniela, New York
A very brief story about how a Cookie Party became a disappointment to my daughter, but in the end a fresh batch of frosting saved her gingerbread house.

Natalija, Maryland
Grandmother ate dog food by accident, cooked meat shrinkwrapped in plastic, was the funniest and sweetest grandmother out there and I think of her when I bake.

Heather, Ohio
Salt and Sugar should be clearly labeled!

Josephine, Pennsylvania
Well, the biscotti were different than most other times and I remember the batches of this particular day being big and uniform.

Timothy, Nebraska
Learning to bake at a young age with my mom and grand mother. I’m now disabled and do what I can to make sure a meal is ready when my wife gets home from a long day at work.

Robert, Pennsylvania
I accidentally made scones for my wife using baking SODA instead of baking POWDER, and hilarity ensued!

Jenilee, Pennsylvania
I would like to win this for my Nana and all my happy baking memories with her.

Jacky, Massachusetts
My experience on baking French macarons taught me a life lesson.

Paris, California
Christmas Eve, spiked eggnog, cinnamon rolls cream cheese frosting incident!

Michael, Colorado
How to not fully read directions and mess up a birthday cake.

Christina, Nebraska
Family tradition cooking

Lori, New York
Boy wins 1st place for the best cake at the county fair, and years later has to make up for it to his young wife who won 3rd place the same year.

Alyssa, Kansas
Baking with family.

Kimberley, Georgia
I spent an unexpected afternoon with my Grandmother who has been gone from this world for some years while going through her favorite and loved recipes!!!

Kim, New Jersey
Hungry teenagers learn a lesson about eating mom and dad out of house and home!

Beth, Ohio
My world opened up the day I spent teaching kids from Germany, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Japan to bake and make chocolate.

Paula, Georgia
I dumped a bulk size container of cornstarch on my head.

Sheila, Pennsylvania
Grand-daughter’s first baking experience for a contest gone awry.

Bonni, Texas
I was young, made home made spice cake, no oil, used melted crisco, burned my fingers. Cake was like rubber, dog wouldn’t touch it. so I had to throw it away.

Ginger, California
I left my career to focus on my health, and found a renewed passion for baking.

Cindy, Florida
Pregnant, Thanksgiving, homemade pies, and a severe burned hand!


Healthy New Recipes!


Rodelle peaks at the end of each year, thanks to the holiday baking that goes on from Thanksgiving to the end of the year. We love being the center of so many sweet treats! But, when the New Year rolls around, we’ve found a couple of ways to keep your favorite vanilla and cocoa powder handy – without adding on any pounds or breaking any new diets.

A couple good things to know about vanilla extract:

  • Vanilla has been proven to curb the appetite in a study at St. George’s Hospital in London. The scent of vanilla can help reduce food cravings for most people – we’ll take it!
  • Vanilla is a flavor enhancer. Typically, it enhances the flavors of your sweet treats, but it can also take your healthy, savory, or spirit recipe to the next level.

So, this New Year’s, try one of our new, healthy recipes. Keep the Rodelle handy, we’ll have more on the way!

Power-packed green smoothie: Chocolate and peanut butter flavors are enhanced with a little vanilla extract and the spinach is a subtle sweet flavor that you barely notice. Plus, you get 2 servings of veggies and one fruit crossed off your list at breakfast!

Healthy chocolate pudding: We surveyed our friends on Facebook on whether they wanted a smoothie OR a pudding recipe, and the answer was overwhelmingly, PUDDING! This one has an active time of 5 minutes and a chill time of three hours – and our taste-testers never guessed the secret ingredient: avocado. Avocado and chocolate powder combine in this rich-tasting pudding to give you an indulgent flavor, but is light on the carbs and sweetener.

Want more? Check out our 30 Days / 30 Ways board on Pinterest for 30 healthy recipes!