Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hot Fudge Upside Down Sundae Cake

QUICKIE dessert that everyone on earth should be making and eating, regularly.

Make this, eat this, feel joy and love in your heart.

I've been making this cake forever, I don't know where the recipe came from or how I found it, it's been my 'go to' for as many years as I can remember cooking on my own.  It's fast, it's SINFUL and it makes you and anyone near you happy and joyful.


This recipe has THREE players.  Prepare each separately then combine in the right order and you will be in HEAVEN in 45 minutes.  READY?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Boil some water, either in a kettle or in the microwave, just get really hot water however you can.

IN a 8x8 or 9x9 square or round pan (see the choices you get!) combine:

1 cup all purpose flour (or self rising, just omit baking powder and salt)
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar

IN a glass measuring cup, combine:

1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons plain oil
2 tsp vanilla

IN a small bowl, combine

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder.
pinch salt

OK here's the instructions:

Pour the wet mixture onto the flour/sugar mixture and mix with a spatula.  I always use a spatula, I don't know why but it works.  Be sure it's all combined, it's the texture of toothpaste, seriously, it's supposed to be!

Smooth it out on the bottom of the dish and then sprinkle the brown sugar mix over it.
DO NOT MIX, just sprinkle it on the batter and look at how fabulous it's obviously going to be.

Pour recently boiled water or nuked water or really hot tap water over the whole mess to cover.  I use about 2 cups to get extra sauce but just be sure it's covered.

Pop it into the oven and bake for about 30-45 minutes.  The top of the cake will cook up through the water and will be dry looking and the volcanic chocolate fudge sauce will be erupting all around it.

Let it sit a moment then dive in!  I serve mine with custard because, well because I can.  It really doesn't need anything at all except a bowl, a spoon and a moment to take you to that happy hot chocolate fudge place for just a moment

MAKE this, enjoy



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