Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hot Fudge Cake Pudding Thing

I have no idea what this should be called. I've heard it called "Chocolate Cobbler", but that makes me think of a guy who makes shoes, made inexplicably out of chocolate. My kids call it "Chocolate Stuff" and we make it A LOT. This is probably are most-served dessert, and The Girl can make it entirely on her own, with an adult handling the oven stuff. She IS only 8, after all.

Anyway. This is one of those desserts that magically forms two layers while it's baking - one semi-solid cake layer and a sauce to serve with it. It's yummy, too, and it's not a tremendous splurge calorie-wise. You should probably start making this frequently at YOUR house, too.

Preheat your oven to 350. Find a 9" square baking pan. Don't grease it.

In a bowl, mix together:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Stir in
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla.
Spread in the ungreased baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine
1 cup PACKED brown sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder.
Sprinkle this on top of your cakey stuff in the pan. DO NOT STIR IT IN.

Carefully pour 1 3/4 cup VERY hot water over everything. DO NOT STIR!
Put it in the oven and let it bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm, and if you're feeling generous, with big scoops of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Makes 9 servings.

(later on, when you want to mix it up a bit, you can add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips to the cake-y batter. That's pretty nice, too)


Kim from Hiraeth said...

We call it Brownie Pudding and serve it with a huge dollop of Devonshire Cream.


chelseac said...

It's cooking in the oven RIGHT NOW! And I can hardly wait to eat it- yum!

But is it just me or does the first part come out in a really hard to spread lump?

bren j. said...

This is interesting because my recipe for the same dish says to pour on COLD water. I wonder what difference the cold vs. hot makes? I guess I'll just have to make it again to find out. ;)

Chantal said...

we have been stuck in the house all day so I figure, lets cook. This cake pudding thing was great. My husband loved it as did the kids (oh ya and me who is eating all the left overs with tea as we speak).

Jessie said...

oh my god i am hungry now..