Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
This dessert bakes into two layers, one like a cake, and one like a pudding. You can serve this hot or cold, both ways are good.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- sweet whipped cream (optional) or ice cream (optional)
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa in a greased 9 inch square pan, stirring well. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla, spreading mixture evenly in pan.
- Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa, and sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. POur water over top. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes. Serve with sweet whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
I would say this recipe was ok. I had made something like this years ago, and could not find my recipe. This recipe seemed the same, but the pudding layer on the bottom tasted a bit watery to me. I think the previous reviewers suggestion of doing coffee instead of water is good. I would try this again with that change. Hubby and I did enjoy it, and thank you for posting it.
This is very like the recipe I got from my old Fannie Farmer cookbook. I prefer it made with cold coffee. I just made it last night using chocolate-raspberry flavour coffee. Took it to work with me and my co-worker asked for the recipe. In Fannie Farmer, it's called Denver Chocolate Pudding and the cookbook says it's also known as Fudge Pudding.