Today is Quick and Easy Dessert day over at Mrs. B's, so I am planning to make a Hot Fudge Sundae Cake.
If you put all of the ingredients together, and add the hot water to put it into the oven just before you eat, it will be nice and warm when you are ready to eat dessert!
You need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In an ungreased 9 inch square pan, pour in 1 cup of Flour, 3/4 cup of Sugar, 2 Tblsp. of Cocoa Baking Powder, 2 Teasp. Baking Powder, and 1/4 Teasp. of Salt.
You will see that I have added a little darker powder on top of the cocoa. That is what is known as Black Cocoa. It is SO rich, and strong, that a little goes a long way, but it adds so much chocolately flavor. If you can find some (King Arthur Flour Catalog carries it), buy it. It has a long shelf life, and can be used in so many different ways.
It is actually easier to blend if you put all of the ingredients on top of each other in the pan. I separated them to show you all that goes into it.
Blend the ingredients thoroughly, using a small whisk or a fork. If you are using a glass dish, then raise it up to look at the bottom. It is an easy way to see if the ingredients are blended as well as you thought!
In a measuring cup, pour in 1/2 cup of Milk, along with 2 Tblsp of Vegetable Oil, and 1 teasp. of your favorite Vanilla.
Pour this over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, making sure you get the corners.
Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your dish. Spread the batter evenly over the pan.
Crumble 1 cup of packed Brown Sugar over the top of the batter, and sift or flake 1/4 cup of Cocoa Baking Powder over that.
Pour 1 3/4 Cups of HOT Water over the top. DO NOT stir!
Slide into the oven, and bake for 40 minutes. What happens is that as the cake bakes, it will rise above, forming a fudgy sauce underneath.
After it is out of the oven, let it set for 15 minutes. Then serve warm with ice cream.
If there is any left, refrigerate, and warm either in the microwave or oven to enjoy again!
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