We had the cousins over for dinner this weekend. Dinner was a "Coke Roast" with vegies, potatoes, and Caesar salad. Everything turned out well... but dessert was the big hit of the night. I made Brownie Pudding Cake and served it with Moose Tracks ice cream.
So... Very... Delicious!
Ice cream aside, this cake is nothing short of fabulous. During the baking process, the batter separates. The cake rises to the top and the cocoa pudding goes to the bottom, forming a rich and delicious sauce. The Gilmore Girls might dig into this during movie night (but only if Sookie baked it for them). Best of all... it's simple to prepare!
Brownie Pudding Cake
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder*
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. milk
3 T butter, melted
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 c. boiling water
1 T powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine flour, 3/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add milk, melted butter and 1/2 t. vanilla; stir until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in baking dish. (I use a stoneware baking dish like this one, so I'm not sure if it works as well if baked in a metal pan.)
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 c. sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa; gradually stir in boiling water and remaining 1 t. vanilla. Carefully pour mixture evenly over batter in baking dish.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
*Unsweetened cocoa is not the same as cocoa mix or instant cocoa that often contain sweetener and/or dried milk. It's found in the baking aisle, and it is useful when flavoring other dishes including meats. I always keep a container in the pantry!
Recipe found in Delightful Desserts.