It's also easy to prepare when I'm having guests for a meal as I discovered a way to complete the measuring parts first and then one last step and put it in the oven just before we sit down to eat.
A word of warning: it does not contain anything of value to your physical health, though it might make your mental health jump a few points.
1 cup flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil (not pictured)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cup hottest tap water
Heat oven to 350F.
Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, the baking powder, and salt in an ungreased 9x9 square pan.
|I used my silicon pan this time, but it wasn't deep enough and dripped. Be sure your pan is 2 inches deep!|
Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder.
The cake can be made ahead to this point and left sitting on the counter while you prepare the rest of dinner. Just before sitting down, you can do the next step and pop it in the oven. Soon a tantalizing smell will permeate the room, promising a delectable dessert!
Pour hot water over batter. Bake 40 minutes. While warm, spoon into dessert dishes and top with ice cream. Spoon hot fudge sauce from pan onto each serving. Enjoy!
This makes 9 scrumptious servings!
This is the third and last of my Valentine's entries. If you missed part one or part two, take a minute to click on the links for The Flemings' Annual Valentine's Party! and Real Valentines (on showing your kids how to love) to read those posts.