Cottage pudding
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsCake, glaze or custard

Cottage pudding is a traditional American dessert consisting of a plain, dense butter cake served with a sweet sauce, glaze, or custard poured over it.[1]

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.[2]

Cottage pudding can be baked over a fruit base, with a recipe from Fannie Farmer resulting in a dessert similar to a fruit cobbler, as in the recipe for Apple Pan Dowdy in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Cottage Pudding recipe from "Fanny Farmer"". Monterey Herald.
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2007-08-02.
  3. ^ "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook", 11th Edition, published by Little, Brown and Company, original copyright 1896 by Fannie Merritt Farmer.