No messy clean-up with this one. Just mix and bake in the same pan. Serve with any flavor ice cream.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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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  • In ungreased 9 x 9 inch square pan stir together flour, sugar, 2 Tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts.

  • Spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour hot water over batter. Bake 40 minutes.

  • Let stand 15 minutes; cut into squares. Invert each square onto dessert plate. Top with ice cream and spoon sauce over each serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

296.9 calories; 4.2 g protein; 47.2 g carbohydrates; 10.5 mg cholesterol; 157.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
This one is a keeper in our house. It's so easy to make I mixed it all in one pan as the recipe suggests. This is a must have to wow unexpected dinner guests. I didn't find it too sweet at all. The ice cream melded with the ooey gooey richness perfectly. Admittedly I let it sit about five-ten mins longer than the recipe said after it came out of the oven but the amount of "fudge sauce" on the bottom was just right. Thanks for this easy recipe to address those urgent chocolate cravings. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2008
I followed the recipe EXACTLY! The recipe states "No messy clean-up with this one. Just mix and bake in the same pan." This was NOT the case for me. After combining the flour & cocoa mixture with milk in the pan it was extremely thick and did not spread well in the pan. Added remainder of ingredients including hot water. Recipe does not state to stir. Chocolate mixture does not look cohesive in the pan. Carefully placed in oven for 35 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking filling overflowed out of the pan. (Yes it smelled bad). Decided to continue to bake until done. There was no sauce to drizzle when I cut pieces. Read More
(52)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
This one is a keeper in our house. It's so easy to make I mixed it all in one pan as the recipe suggests. This is a must have to wow unexpected dinner guests. I didn't find it too sweet at all. The ice cream melded with the ooey gooey richness perfectly. Admittedly I let it sit about five-ten mins longer than the recipe said after it came out of the oven but the amount of "fudge sauce" on the bottom was just right. Thanks for this easy recipe to address those urgent chocolate cravings. Read More
(44)
Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2008
I followed the recipe EXACTLY! The recipe states "No messy clean-up with this one. Just mix and bake in the same pan." This was NOT the case for me. After combining the flour & cocoa mixture with milk in the pan it was extremely thick and did not spread well in the pan. Added remainder of ingredients including hot water. Recipe does not state to stir. Chocolate mixture does not look cohesive in the pan. Carefully placed in oven for 35 minutes. After 10 minutes of baking filling overflowed out of the pan. (Yes it smelled bad). Decided to continue to bake until done. There was no sauce to drizzle when I cut pieces. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
This one is a keeper in our house. It's so easy to make I mixed it all in one pan as the recipe suggests. This is a must have to wow unexpected dinner guests. I didn't find it too sweet at all. The ice cream melded with the ooey gooey richness perfectly. Admittedly I let it sit about five-ten mins longer than the recipe said after it came out of the oven but the amount of "fudge sauce" on the bottom was just right. Thanks for this easy recipe to address those urgent chocolate cravings. Read More
(44)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
I have made this recipe for years - since I was in grade school! It is a favorite of my family. To the reviewer who felt it was really messy-you mix the cake then sprinkle the brown sugar/cocoa mixture on top and pour the hot water over and DO NOT STIR! If it looks like it will overflow-just put a pan or a piece of foil underneath. It is absolutely delicious with sweetened whipping cream or ice cream! Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
I used soy milk and almonds with good results. However I was surprised by how much fudge sauce there was at the bottom! The cake itself was pretty good chocolate-y and without being too sweet but with the fudge sauce on top of it? It became overpoweringly sweet for my tastes. Ice-cream or sorbet on top of that? No way! I can see where kids would like it but I don't think I'd make it again for adults without cutting back on the sugar. If you like super sweet cakes you will like this one as is but if your tastes run to the less sweet and more "tea bread" style you aren't going to like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This is a VERY good cake! I just baked it according to the recipe and it turned out perfectly. You might want to add a pinch of cinnamon for a little extra zip. It was easy enough to make with my 5 year old daughter and my family GOBBLED it right up almost immediately out of the oven! I recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
Delicious!! I followed the recipe as is except I used an 8 inch square pan. Served warm with vanilla icecream. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2010
Very good! My family recipe differs a bit. With only 3/4 cup flour 1/3 cup of brown sugar 1 and 1/4 cup of hot water and adding 1/4 cup of semisweet or dark chocolate chips to the topping! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
Easy and simple recipe to put together and execute. I didn't give it five stars because the cake had a bit of a baking powder after taste. Defintitely serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to cut the seetness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2010
Turned out well I didn't have brown sugar so tried it with white it is NOT a change I recommend. I didn't give it 5stars because I needed to add more milk to make the cake batter but definitely a recipe worth repeating! Read More
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