Today was cold here in Minnesota. We went to the park this morning with a neighbor friend and her little guy. It was great to get some fresh air and let the kids run for a bit….but it was cold! It put me in the mood to make something warm and cozy for dessert. So, when I came across this recipe a bit later in the day I knew it would be just the thing. It was ridiculously easy to throw together. It also adapted wonderfully to the few changes I needed to make for it to be allergy friendly. The only thing I would change next time would be to use dark cocoa. I can’t easily find dark cocoa around here and I’m out right now. I’ve been tempted to order the double dutch cocoa from King Arthur Flour but just haven’t done it yet. Any other dark cocoa fans out there? What kind do you use and where do you get it? Inquiring minds want to know! Anyway, this was delicious. Crisp on the top and oozing chocolate underneath. Goodness gracious, what’s not to love! The recipe suggests serving this with ice cream. I can’t have ice cream right now, but for those of you that can…please do!
adapted from Tasty Kitchen
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- 7 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
- 1 ¼ cup sugar, divided
- ½ cup milk (I used soy)
- ⅓ cup melted butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1-½ cup hot tap water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
First stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, and 3/4 cup of the white sugar. Reserve the remaining cocoa and sugar.
Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8-inch baking dish.
In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining white sugar (1/2 cup), the brown sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.
Pour the hot tap water over all. Do not stir!
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set.
Let stand for a few minutes. Serve with homemade ice cream using the gooey sauce to spoon over all.