Saturday, June 29, 2013

Brownie Pudding Cake

This recipe showed up in my mailbox inside a Penzey's Spice magazine.
 It grabbed my attention because it's chocolate and saucy and chocolate. 
I browsed through the ingredients and instructions and came across the strangest instruction:
-Mix the remaining cocoa, brown sugar, and boiling water and pour over the cake batter

  I gotta give this a try!
So here is the weirdest cake recipe you'll probably ever make. 
But somehow that dark watery mess on top of your cake batter going into the oven magically turns into a delicious gooey chocolate sauce on the bottom.
Plus you serve this cake hot from the oven so you don't have to wait to enjoy!

Brownie Pudding Cake
Penzey's Spice Magazine

1 c flour
2/3 c cocoa powder, divided
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
2 eggs
1 c sugar
6 T butter, melted and cooled
1/2 c milk
1 t vanilla
3/4 c brown sugar
1 1/3 c boiling water

In a large bowl sift flour, 1/3 c cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl beat together eggs, sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
Spread batter into an ungreased 8x8 pan.
Mix the remaining cocoa, brown sugar, and boiling water until dissolved.
Pour over the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 min, until a toothpick comes out with some crumbs, or it has risen and is pulling away from the sides of the pan. Do not overbake.
Serve hot and spoon some delicious saucy chocolatey goo over the pieces.

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