I’ve seen this recipe in many different forms, many different names, and many different blogs/magazines. This version is from Southern Living (can you get any better?) and is the most fool proof that I’ve seen. It is most delicious the first night you make it but heats up well for any leftovers. My favorite part about this recipe is that is mainly uses ingredients I have on hand so I can whip it up for a quick dessert.
-1 cup flour
-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
-1/2 cup milk, room temperature
-3 Tbsp vegetable oil
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
-1 1/2 cups boiling water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour, next 3 ingredients, and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl; stir in milk, oil, and vanilla. Spread batter in a lightly greased 8 inch square pan.
2. Combine brown sugar, cocoa, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle over batter in pan. Using a spoon, gently drizzle 1 1/2 cups boiling water over batter, being careful not to disturb layers (do not stir).
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a cake layer forms on top and layer springs back when touched. Let cool on a wire rack 25 minutes. Serve warm.