Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

The weather has been so rainy and cold lately that it is getting quite depressing. It seems that all I do is go to work and freeze. Come home from work and freeze. One can hardly believe that it is the end of April and next week it will be May.

Now every one has their own way of dealing with this awful weather. Some do yoga. Some take deep breathes. But me I eat chocolate. I usually keep chocolate of some kind in the house just for these times when I need a lift.

Today though, I'm sharing my special recipe for Hot Fudge Brownie Cake. This cake is so delicious you won't believe how great it is. It is also super simple to make. Once you make this cake for your friends and family they'll ask for it again and again.

Hot Fudge Brownie Cake
1 C all-purpose flour
2 T unsweetened cocoa
2 t baking powder
1/4 salt
1 1/4 C granulated sugar, divided
1/2 C milk, at room temperature
3 T vegetable oil
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 C boiling water Whipped cream or ice cream

1. Preaheat oven to 350. Stir together flour, next 3 ingredients, and 3/4 C granulated sugar in a large bowl; stir in milk, oil, and vanilla. Spread batter in a lightly greased 8 inch square pan.

2. Combine brown sugar, cocoa, and remaining 1/2 C granulated sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle over batter in pan. Using a spoon, gently drizzle 1 1/2 cups boiling water over batter, being careful not to disturb layers. (DO NOT STIR).

3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a cake layer forms on top and layer springs back when touched. Let cool on a wire rack 25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

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