This dessert has a split personality -- it can't decide if it wants to be pudding or cake. It's my favorite kind of dessert because it's magic. This one is magic because you do very little mixing or prep and it turns into amazing chocolate cake on top and gooey chocolate pudding sauce on the bottom. You just scoop some out and flip it over into a bowl while it's still warm. Voila! Serve it up with some ice cream or whipped cream and you've got yourself one heck of a yummy treat.
I can't claim credit for this one, though. All the credit has to go to my grandma. I found this in one of her recipe stashes. I remember having this one as a kid, so she didn't keep this one all to herself. So, please share this with the ones you love. My grandmother would have loved that. Hopefully you'll love it, too.
Fudge Pudding Cake
makes one 9" square cake
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1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 3/4 cups hot water
Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9" square baking pan; set aside.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and 2 Tbsp cocoa powder. Mix together the milk, vanilla, and butter separately; add to the dry ingredients. Stir in the nuts, if using, and mix until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan; set aside.
|here's the bottom layer -- just like cake batter|
|here's the crumbly, sandy second layer|
|then the water on top....|