Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

Yields 8 servings

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Whipped cream or ice cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together flour, next 3 ingredients, and 3/4
    cup granulated sugar in a large bowl; stir in milk, oil, and vanilla. Spread
    batter in a lightly greased 8-inch square pan.

  2. Combine brown sugar, cocoa, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a
    small bowl; sprinkle over batter in pan. Using a spoon, gently drizzle 1 1/2
    cups boiling water over batter, being careful not to disturb layers. (Do not

  3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a cake layer forms on top and layer
    springs back when touched. Let cool on a wire rack 25 minutes. Serve warm
    with whipped cream or ice cream.

Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Cake: Thaw 1 (12-oz.) package frozen dark, sweet, pitted cherries; drain. Pat cherries dry with paper towels. Prepare recipe as directed through Step 2, gently sprinkling cherries over batter in pan. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Mocha Pudding Cake: Substitute hot freshly brewed coffee for boiling water.
Proceed with recipe as directed.

Southern Living, JANUARY 2009