Wednesday, June 07, 2006

hot fudge sundae cake

This works well when you need a chocolate fix. Tastier than the intravenous route, and just as effective! Try it--you'll thank me; at least, you probably will.

3/4 cup flour
2/3 granular sugar
1/4 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tb. coconut oil (they say vegetable oil, but coconut oil is better)
1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped (optional)
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup hot water (boiling is good)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine well flour, sugar, the first 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and coconut oil until well-blended, then dump into 8" square ungreased pan and spread evenly. Stir in nuts if you please. Sprinkle brown sugar, the other 1/4 cup cocoa, and chips evenly over batter. Pour hot water evenly over top. Bake 30 to 35 min. until the surface looks dry, like a brownie. Cool about ten minutes.

It claims to make 8 servings, but this seems to presume an unheard-of level of self-control. It also suggests serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a maraschino cherry, which is probably in keeping with the nature of the thing, though I never bother to do so.

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