Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is one of my all-time favorite desserts from childhood. My mom made it quite often and she and I were recently even talking about it and the ease of this recipe. Tonight I realized that I don't even have her actual recipe, but I had ripped this one out of the pages of a magazine and had it tucked in my recipe cupboard. It tasted like my moms, so I'll be eager to see how it compares to her recipe!
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
1-3/4 cups hot water
Whipped Cream or ice cream (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.
Stir in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth.
Spread in an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan.
Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter.
Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.