This is also called Chocolate Upside Down Cake, because it can be turned out-- duh --upside down. It's good served with whipped cream or vanilla 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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  • Cream together 3/4 cup sugar and butter. Add the milk and vanilla and mix. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and 3 tablespoons cocoa, and add to the mixture.

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  • Spread into a greased 9 x 9 inch pan. The batter will be thick.

  • Combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Sprinkle this over the batter.

  • Finally, pour 1 1/4 cups boiling double strength coffee or water evenly over all. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

Nutrition Facts

184.1 calories; 2.1 g protein; 40.1 g carbohydrates; 5.9 mg cholesterol; 110.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
WONDERFUL RECIPE!!! I ADDED AN EGG TO MAKE IT RICHER. AS FAR AS SOME OF THE OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT IT BEING RUNNY; LET IT SET ABOUT 15 MINS AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE OVEN ITS TOO HOT WHEN IT COMES OUT AND NEEDS TO "REST" Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2005
I did not care for this recipe at all. The brownie did not taste good at all and the liquid portion underneath the brownie was just 'ok'. Too many great brownie recipes out there to use this one! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
WONDERFUL RECIPE!!! I ADDED AN EGG TO MAKE IT RICHER. AS FAR AS SOME OF THE OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT IT BEING RUNNY; LET IT SET ABOUT 15 MINS AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE OVEN ITS TOO HOT WHEN IT COMES OUT AND NEEDS TO "REST" Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2005
I did not care for this recipe at all. The brownie did not taste good at all and the liquid portion underneath the brownie was just 'ok'. Too many great brownie recipes out there to use this one! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
WONDERFUL RECIPE!!! I ADDED AN EGG TO MAKE IT RICHER. AS FAR AS SOME OF THE OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT IT BEING RUNNY; LET IT SET ABOUT 15 MINS AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE OVEN ITS TOO HOT WHEN IT COMES OUT AND NEEDS TO "REST" Read More
(15)
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Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2008
when the milk and the sugar joined partnership we were not exactly thrilled by the idea of it smothering our tastebuds. it looked so wrong!! after putting on some 1990's dance music (especially Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic) we added the coca flour sugar randomness and gave it to our mate to try. She licked the spoon and decided it was worth carrying on. after pumping up the jam we moved on Livin Joy and added the powder topping with coffee.... to mix it up a bit we blasted 2 Unlimited and thought we would add a mars bar to the top powder layer. we really had given up with the idea of it working but after sittin in the oven for 35 mins we decided it looks and smells amazing!!! we havent eaten any yet but i just thought i'd share the moment.... techno techno techno techno UPDATE: this was the most vile thing i have ever had the misfortune to eat. out of 4 of us all 4 of us thought it was not good!! considering we are all hardcore chocolate junkies not even we could handle this!! i still feel like its attached to the roof of my mouth and we ate it literally a month or so ago. avoid at all costs!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2005
First of all I'll have to give out a different name of this recipe if I make it again because I had every single person in my family giggling when I told them it was "Floating Brownies". (Hee hee I made floating brownies today! Heh me too!) But it was a tasty dessert --I used a mild hazelnut flavored coffee and added a teaspoon of hazelnut extract to give it a really nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
Thanks for this recipe... I have to be honest I don't bake often but this is my favorite cake so I learned quickly that I can actually use a box fudge cake mix and add the sugar and cocoa on top with the water and it is awesome. I have never tried it with coffee but I will so thanks for the info. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
What people need to understand about chocolate upside-down cake is that you don't turn it out of the pan as with ordinary upside-down cake (example: pineapple). You turn each piece upside-down as you serve it. Also serve it warm but not fresh out of the oven. But haha the name "Floating Brownie" is kind of comical! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
This recipe was exactly what I expected it to be. A very chocolatey dessert with it s own gloopey sauce built in. I used half a cup of milk with three quarters of a cup very strong coffee and thought it worked very well. I also used a slightly larger pan because I have a weak oven that often won t cook cakes all the way through. Ice-cream is a definate must when serving and I also suggest letting it sit for about half an hour to an hour before hand this helps it set fully. Overall a big hit with my flatmates! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2006
Soooooo good!!! I ended up making it in a 8X8 glass dish and baked for 45 min. I also used 1 3/4 cup instant espresso. It was all gone the next day! I did not turn it out either it is best to let it cool down where it is just warm this makes the sauce more of a pudding consistancy. It is great warmed in the mocrowave the next day!! Thanks again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2010
It smells heavenly as it is cooking though the time on the recipe isn't even close! I just checked and it still isn't set at 45 minutes. Read More
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