MOLTEN CHOCOLATE EARTH CAKE

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE EARTH CAKE

1 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. plus 2 T. cocoa, divided
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
2 T. vegetable oil
1 t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
3/4 c. dark or light brown sugar
1-3/4 c. hot water

Preheat oven to 350* F. Coat 9-inch round baking pan or deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, 2 T. cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, oil, and vanilla; mix with spoon until smooth. Stir in walnuts then pour batter into baking pan. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining 1/4 c. cocoa; sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour hot water over brown sugar and cocoa.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is cracked and brownies are just firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. While still warm, cut into wedges and serve topped with sauce from bottom of pan.