Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a good one for chocolate lovers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together 3/4 cup sugar and butter.
  2. Stir in milk.
  3. Sift flour,baking powder,salt and 2 tbsp cocoa together.
  4. Add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  5. Stir in walnuts.
  6. Spread batter into a square 9 inch pan.
  7. In a small bowl combine brown sugar,1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/3 cup of cocoa.
  8. Sprinkle over the batter.
  9. Pout the boiling water over the top.
  10. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
  11. The cake will rise to the top and boiling water will combine with the sugar/cocoa mixture to make a rich syrup underneath.
Most Helpful

I made this last nite for my chocoholic husband! He loved it!! I chilled it in fridge before I served it. I just thought it would be better that way. I did eat mine warm tho, cause it smelled so good. It was a little too chocolaty for me, but I repeat, he loved it! The only thing different I did was to double the recipe. I was afraid 3c of hot water might be too much, so just added 2 1/2. It turned out perfect. It is also very quick and easy to make, and I didn't bother to sift the flour! I know I will be making this cake again. Thankyou Theresa for posting and giving my hubby a special treat!

peppermintkitty June 19, 2003

Excellent recipe. I used 1 c. boiling water instead of 1 1/2 c. Also, used 9 in. round pie pan instead of 8 in. pan (because I couldn't find my 8 in. pan). It turned out great. Didn't look fantastic but it tasted great!

vivhogan September 03, 2012

I doubled this recipe because we were having company over. And I have to admit that I was doubting it would turn out when I poured 3 cups water over the top of it. But this is and excellent cake with a very good hot fudge sauce. We ate it while it was still hot. Everyone enjoyed this. And I will definately make this one again. Thanks for the post.

cherrycola June 10, 2009