Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

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Who Doesn’t LOVE a Gooey Chocolate Cake?

Considered a favorite of children and a delicious indulgence for adults, hot fudge cake has become a food icon. Cultural references to this dessert have been made in cartoons ranging from the ’60s children’s favorite “Rocky and Bullwinkle” to the more recent “King of the Hill.” Hot fudge cake is also a hot topic in recipe books. Hot fudge cake is a classic dessert, relished not only for its sweet taste but also for the warm memories it evokes.
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And as a reminder…always splurge on premium ingredients–especially the cocoa powder.

1 ¼ cups sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 ¼ cups hot water

Heat oven to 350°.  In medium mixing bowl combine ¾ cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Blend in milk, melted butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.  Pour batter into square pan (8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches). In small bowl combine remaining ½ cup sugar, brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.  Pour hot water over top; do not stir.  Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set.  Let stand 15 minutes; spoon into dessert dishes, spooning pudding from bottom of pan over top.
Serves 8 to 10.

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