This is a quick dessert that any chocolate lover will flip over. It is also low in sugar and low in fat. Any variety of nut can be substituted for the pecans. Great with ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sift flour, 3/4 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Stir milk, butter, and vanilla extract into flour mixture until batter is just combined; fold in pecans. Pour batter into an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  • Mix 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder together in a bowl; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over batter and sugar layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top cake layer is floating on bottom pudding layer, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 60.2g 19% DV; fat 8.6g 13% DV; cholesterol 8.9mg 3% DV; sodium 226.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2017
Simple to make and not too sweet! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2017
Simple to make and not too sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
A quick and easy dessert than any chocolate lover will enjoy. This needs to served right from the oven for best results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2020
Omitted nuts 'cause I wanted just what Mom made 60 years ago. And this was it! Mmmmm! Maybe she cut back on the sugar a tad. Read More
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