Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A fudgy cake smothered in a hot, chocolaty sauce...what more could you ask for? Found this recipe in my "Looneyspoons" cookbook by Janet & Greta Podleski. When you are looking for a dessert that is quick & easy to prepare, this is it. It claims to have only 285 calories per serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To prepare cake batter, combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together milk & oil. Add milk mixture to flour mixture.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, stir vigorously until well blended (you may also use an electric mixer on low speed).
  6. Pour batter over the bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  7. Spread evenly.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together second amount of brown sugar and second amount of cocoa.
  9. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
  10. Pour boiling water over top.
  11. DO NOT STIR!
  12. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until top of cake feels dry to touch.
  13. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 pieces.
  14. Spoon sauce from bottom of pan over individual servings of cake.


Most Helpful

I made this tonight and it was awesome! The whole family loved it. I'll definitely be making this again.

Christine W. April 07, 2014

I really love this recipe! To make it just a little bit healthier I used carob powder instead of cocoa and it is just a yummy!

Lucky_Kerrie September 05, 2010

I have, recently been going through the Looney Spoon series...trying anything (and everything) that has appealed to me. This would be a good recipe to keep on hand as you would most likely have the ingredients available at all times. My type of entertaining is "spur of the moment"...friends are invited over at the last minute and I start getting creative with what I have to offer. This is not overly sweet or dense dessert, as some chocolate recipes can be. I would do this recipe again!

Abby Girl June 06, 2008

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