This cake brings back very fond memories for me. I always think of my friend Tricia N. & our dinner club in Kansas each time I make it. Several years ago when we lived at Ft. Leavenworth, 5 of my friends got together and created a dinner club. Each person had a night, mine was Monday. Every Monday I would cook dinner for my family plus 4 other families, I would deliver dinner to the other 4 families each Monday night, then I was done cooking for the week. Every other night, Tuesday - Friday, dinner was delivered to my door by 5:30PM. This lasted for a year & boy was it fantastic...the only problem is our little group started trying to out do each other, our meals were DELICIOUS, but our bellies started growing. Finally we had to set another rule....no more desserts!!!
1 ¼ cup sugar, divided ¾ & ½ cups
1 cup flour
7 TBL cocoa, divided 4 TBL & 3 TBL
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 ¼ cup hot water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Combine ¾ cup sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and 3 TBL cocoa. Mix well. Blend in milk, melted butter, & vanilla until smooth.
Pour into 8x8 (9x9 will work too, just reduce cooking time by 5 minutes) pan.
In a small bowl combine ½ cup sugar, brown sugar & 4 TBL cocoa, sprinkle evenly on top of batter. Pour hot water on top of sugar mixture, (DO NOT COMBINE) bake for 40 minutes or until almost set.
To serve, scoop out & turn upside down on plate. The bottom of the dessert will be think and gooey, like hot fudge.
Serve with vanilla ice cream! I make my own, but Kathie, feel free to buy Bluebell's homemade vanilla. ;) I'll make some for you when you visit in July!