Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Spoon batter into greased 8 or 9 inch square baking pan.
  4. Mix remaining cocoa and granulated sugar.
  5. Sprinkle over cake batter.
  6. Pour boiling water over batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, until cake springs back when touched.
  8. Let cool on wire rack 5-10 minues.
  9. Serve warm.


Most Helpful

I followed the directions and got a springy cake with pudding, indeed, at the bottom. But, the taste just was't for us. It was bitter, as if there was too little granulated sugar for the 6 Tablespoons of Hershey's Cocoa we used. I am so disappointed as I've used numerous recipes from the website and they all make me feel like a champion baker. With this, I am simply stumped and may try it again but with 4 T of chocolate rather than 6 and more granulated sugar. But, I am not skilled enough as an improvisor, so, I'm just stumped and will not use the recipe as printed again.

Chef d'arthur August 11, 2016

This cake was a bit surprising... mine was actually still a bit sopping wet on the sides even after an extra 5 minutes of baking. The family liked the flavor but not really the consistency. Not our cup of tea but it may be yours so don't let this stop you from trying it! Make for Zaar Cookbook Tag 08

HokiesMom February 24, 2008

This is very easy & quick. Nice pudding on the bottom. The cake is a teensy dry but all my tasters loved it. the dryness is because it is so low fat - only two tablespoons for the whole cake, that's amazing! So I served it with some whipped cream and it was great!

MA HIKER October 04, 2007

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