Sometimes...Pictures can be deceiving!
Have ya'll seen those pictures on the internets?
You know the ones that show
how you can use Photoshop to make
someone look younger, prettier, thinner?
Well....I used no Photoshop...but I want to show
you how you should never judge a
picture at first glance.
See this cake?
Not to pretty or appetizing looking, is it?
BUT! Looks can be deceiving,
because this cake....THIS CAKE!
Cut into it, and you will find layers
of warm fudgy cake, and creamy smooth pudding!
Now...I know you are thinking,
"Wow....that is magic"
"That must be way hard to make"
But hold on to your bloomers.
If you know me at all...you know I am all about
This recipe takes me back to my
childhood. I used to make it all the time,
in fact, it might be the first recipe I made
without the help of my sister or mom.
It is from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.
I adapted it a little, using Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate,
but other then that...it is just as I remember.
Now...a few notes about the cake.
It is a small cake, baked in a 1 quart casserole dish.
This is NOT a cake to take to a church potluck or
This is a cake that you make at home...and then eat...like right away.
It is eaten warm, as once it cools...well...it ain't so good.
You can whip it up, put it in the oven, and by the time you
have eaten dinner, it is ready to eat.
OR...you can make it, and eat it right out of the pan,
while the kids are at school and the hubby is at work.
Whatever works for you...I don't judge.
So...make it...enjoy it...it is so worth it!
Warm Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate)
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Sift together flour, the 1/4 cup sugar and the 1 tablespoon cocoa. Add milk, oil and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Transfer batter into a ungreased 1 quart baking dish, smooth to even batter. In a bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup boiling water. Pour evenly over batter in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Serve warm.
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