Published Sep 22nd
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Servings 1 - 9 inch square pan Calories 171.5

It makes its own sauce! Delicious and easy, and made in the same pan it bakes in.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
  2. 2 In ungreased 9 inch square pan, stir together flour, white sugar, cocoa, the baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla with a fork until smooth.
  3. 3 Spread batter evenly in pan (batter will be thick). Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour boiling water over batter.
  4. 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes, then spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares. Invert each square onto dessert plate and spoon sauce over each serving. Top with ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 171.5
  • Carbohydrate 36.1 g
  • Cholesterol 0.8 mg
  • Fat 3 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 138.5 mg
  • Sugar 26.4 g


  1. Wow this was really bad. I followed the directions exactly I don't get how it got so many good reviews. Bland taste weird texture - not even smothering it in ice cream could save it. If you're someone who likes rich chocolately desserts that actually taste like chocolate (and you know what I mean) stay - Read more ...
  2. This can also be made in the microwave! Mix the dry ingredients in a glass 2 quart bowl. Add the other ingredients as listed. Then microwave at 50% power for 9 minutes turn dish then cook high power for 5 - 7 minutes until the top appears dry. Delicious with ice cream!
  3. I cooked half the amount for 20mins. Both the husband and I liked this but wanted it to be more cake so would cook it longer in future.
  4. Yummmmmmmmmmm... this was delicious! I just finished a piece, and this "cake" turned out to be exactly what I wanted it to be: light but still chocolatey, gooey, and so delicious! It's not like a full-fat dessert thats extremely rich and heavy. My alterations: upped the cocoa to 1/3 cup, little extra vanilla for flavor, - Read more ...
  5. A chocolate lover's dream! Fantastic still warm with whipped topping. Would not change a thing except maybe to double the recipe!
  6. I've been making this recipe for years. The only thing is that it says to bake for 40 minutes. I live in Colorado and it only takes 30 minutes, just something to keep in mind for your elevation. It will scorch here in 40 min. Someone said the cake had too much of a flour - Read more ...
  7. Oh my gosh!! Chocolate heaven!! I NEVER double a recipe the first time I make it, but I'm glad I did this time. It would have all been gone in minutes. I didn't have a 9" square pan, so I doubled it. It was a nice fit into a 13x9. Just the right sweetness. I - Read more ...
  8. This cake was very quick and easy made with common pantry items. The cake is dense with a slightly crispy crust with a pudding like layer below. It was good the next day as well just pop in the microwave. My husband and sons loved the intense chocolate flavor I'll make this one again!!
  9. Wonderful as all have said. One good point is that the cake batter is so thick it can be difficult to spread evenly in the pan. Using clean hands lightly dip fingers in water and you can spread the batter by gently "pushing" and distributing it in the pan.
  10. What a find! This is perfect for drop-in company because it's quick easy and full of ingredients that you keep on your shelf anyway. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!

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