This is a rich, chocolate cake that's not overly sweet. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream over top and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
9 inch square cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, white sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Spread in ungreased 9 inch square baking pan.

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  • Combine brown sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle over batter in the pan. Pour hot water over all; do not stir.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 2.2g 3% DV; cholesterol 0.6mg; sodium 104.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (55)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
Very good cake. I didnt think it was done so I cooked it a little more than it said. Turns out the sauce is supposed to be runny. Will definitely make again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2009
When I read Leazer's review "No Flavor But Sweet" - I was confused. But then I made it and tasted it...Now it all makes sense. Weird texture flavor is just "hot sugar" not "hot fudge". (I even cut the white sugar to 1/2 cup) I'd say if you want something in this vein make some of your favorite brownies and coat those with hot fudge sauce. Read More
(7)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2005
Very good cake. I didnt think it was done so I cooked it a little more than it said. Turns out the sauce is supposed to be runny. Will definitely make again!! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2007
WOW. I made this tonight for dessert and my family loved it. It's low fat and I even took the oil out and used some orange juice instead. I also used skim milk and lite brown sugar. We loved it. I would 100% recommend to anyone. (Of course it's even better topped with some fat-free ice cream.....) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2005
I love this recipe! It is so easy to make my 11 year old daughter can make it herself. Great recipe for when unexpected guests arrive and you want to make a quick desert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2003
I made this to go with our homemade ice cream on the 4th. The only problem is that the number of servings are way understated. I think we were lucky if we got 8 servings & they were small! It is very easy and rich. The kids all loved the pudding sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
This is one of our favorite desserts - we serve it with vanilla ice cream and chopped pecans on the side (not everyone in my house loves pecans as much as I do so I don't bake them in it). Also I mix the flour mixture in the 9 X 9" pan so there aren't as many dishes to clean. Yum yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2006
This is a fantastic and adaptable recipe! I added 1/2 cup walnuts to the dry ingredients to add a "chewy" texture and a combination of vanilla cherry and almond essenses because I love them so:D Oh be sure to let it sit to cool a little before eating - the sauce is literally boiling hot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2002
This cake was very easy to make. It was a little difficult to get out of the pan. You have to cut and then flip it over onto the serving dish. It is very very rich. It made my teeth hurt it was so sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2006
This is probably the best pudding cake of any flavor I've ever had. It's really easy to make and I didn't even have to make any modifications to the recipe. I highly recomend this to every chocolate lover! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2009
When I read Leazer's review "No Flavor But Sweet" - I was confused. But then I made it and tasted it...Now it all makes sense. Weird texture flavor is just "hot sugar" not "hot fudge". (I even cut the white sugar to 1/2 cup) I'd say if you want something in this vein make some of your favorite brownies and coat those with hot fudge sauce. Read More
(7)