Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Here’s another treat for chocolate lovers.
Everything you love about a hot fudge sundae is
in this warm chocolate cake.  It makes it’s own 
fudge sauce on the bottom as it bakes.
And its so easy to whip up. 
You probably have all the ingredients already.
 Whisk to combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, 
salt, and baking powder.
 Add the milk, oil, and vanilla, whisk until smooth.
 Spoon into the pan.
I use the same batter bowl to mix the
sugar and cocoa for the topping. 
 Whisk the toping ingredients.
Try adding the chopped nuts to just half the cake
 toping and see how you like it. Good both ways!

                                  Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over

                                             the batter. Do not mix.
You can make the cake up to this point and store it
until you want to bake it. Then just pour the hot
 water over the top and bake. Do not mix.
It’s nice when you are having company
and want to serve the cake to be just
baked and warm in time for dessert.

                                        Bake @350º for 30 minutes,
                                            until the top looks set.  

 Cool 10 minutes and serve warm.
Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. 
Top with vanilla ice cream.
  Scoop sauce from the pan over each serving.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
1 C flour
½ C sugar
2 T baking cocoa
2 t baking powder
¼ t salt
Whisk to combine ingredients in a medium bowl.
Then add:
½ C milk
3 T oil
1 t vanilla
Mix until smooth. Pour into a 9″ square pan or 
pie pan. Then combine:
1 C brown sugar
4 T cocoa
(½ C chopped nuts, optional)
Mix in the bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top.
(you can make the cake ahead up to this point)
Then pour:
1-½ C hot water
over the batter and do not combine. 
Bake @350º for 30 minutes. Until the top 
looks set.  Double the recipe for a 9X13  pan
 and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. 
Spoon sauce from the bottom of 
the pan over each serving.


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