Thursday, February 19, 2009

hot fudge sundae cake

whenever i don't have a lot of time and need a clutch recipe, this is one of the ones i almost always pick. it's insanely easy and i mean, it's cakey and puddingy (i know but how else do you say it? pudding-like? boring) and melty and it goes with ice cream. oh and did i mention chocolaty? i didn't, but i should have. CHOCOLATY. that should do it. i've tried so many molten chocolate recipes that just... sort of... fall flat. it's just not right for molten and chocolate to not work together. but this recipe kind of owns in that area. do yourself a favor and make this—your mouth, belly, family, friends, etc. will thank you.

1 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. cocoa
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
2 t. vegetable oil (i actually accidentally omitted this last time i made it and it was just fine without)
1 t. vanilla
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1 3/4 c. very hot water

heat oven to 350ºF. mix flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, the baking powder and salt in ungreased square 9x9 pan. mix in milk, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth. spread in pan. mix brown sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa together then sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over batter. bake 40 minutes.


Tami said...

Yum!! I love moulton chocolate cake and have never taken the time to search out a recipe. I can't wait to give this a try!!

julia said...

oh cake, i remember you....

this is a good one. well, anything that is warm and chocolaty is usually wonderful, but i've eaten this recipe and will vouch for it's goodness.

Lee said...

Yeah, if you ever need a clutch recipe to welcome me to the street, this would probably be a good one to go with.

Merback Family said...

I remember this one from the Campus View days...I've wanted this recipe quite a few time. Lucious!

caitlin said...

Okay, listen I'm dieting.. so I am going to need you to start posting about broccoli cake or spinach brownies or something.. ;)

(Just kidding, keep it up so I can at least have yummy chocolate desserts like this in my mind)

p.s. I hope you don't mind, but I linked your blog by using this picture on my blog as my favorite post of the week. (did that make sense? .. it's early :)

caroline said...

thanks, caitlin! that's awesome.

does carrot cake or banana muffins count as diet friendly? probably not...

caitlin said...

mm.. I say they count.. I mean there is healthy stuff in them.. just like oatmeal cookies :)