Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This cake makes it's own chocolate sauce. It's wonderful served warm with ice-cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and the 2TBS cocoa.
  2. Stir in milk and oil until smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased 8in square baking pan.
  4. Combine brown sugar and the 1/4 cup cocoa.
  5. Sprinkle over batter.
  6. Pour hot water over the top (do not stir).
  7. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
Most Helpful

5 5

I've made this twice now. The first time I made only half to test the recipe with BF, brother, and me we all enjoyed it very much. The second time I made it for Thanksgiving dinner. I added a little vanilla and served with vanilla bean ice cream and it was a hit. Thanks so much, will definitely be making this often.

5 5

I too have been making this recipe for years and it was always a favourite. It is so simple to throw together and makes a lovely sauce. Add a little vanilla ice cream and this is a chocolate lovers paradise!!

3 5

It didn't look pretty at all. And the flavor was only entertaining because I'd read other reviews and added cinnamon & nutmeg for extra flavor. First serving was ok. Reheated--hard to swallow.