Years ago I ran across a recipe that after seeing the picture, I thought looked like the perfect chocolate dish. I'm a brownie fan of all sorts, and the soft gooey ones are my favorite, so when I saw this I had to make it. I can't recall where it came from. It could have been a magazine or a website, it's been so long now I can't remember and I just scribbled it down. But where ever it came from, thank you!
When I was pulling out my recipes to build Everyday Made Fresh with, I knew that this had to be included! It's warm and gooey chocolate center surrounded by a brownie like consistency that make this the perfect chocolate lovers dish. The picture includes ice cream, but I promise it's just fine and dandy without it.
This is what my lovely 16 year old requested for her birthday this year. Simple, yet jam packed with flavor. I love that my girls are simple like that. No extravagant cake with fondant and tiers, although there is nothing wrong with that; that's tasty too! It's just this is what she requested, and of course I delivered.
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What do you need?
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ¼ cup sugar
½ cup milk
⅓ cup melted butter
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ cup hot water
What do you do?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and ¾ cup sugar.
Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a 9X9 inch baking dish.
In a small bowl mix together the remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, ½ cup sugar, and the brown sugar.
Sprinkle evenly across the top of the batter that you poured into the baking dish.
Pour the hot water over the top, DO NOT STIR!
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center is set.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.