Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good Old Chocolate Sauce N Cake

What better to warm you up on a -35C day than a bowl of Chocolate Sauce N Cake. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Since at -35C I did not feel like making a batch of ice cream, I just picked up a tub of Cool Whip at the grocer. I cannot say for certain if there ever was a tub of Cool Whip in the freezer in my house while growing up....but I don't remember it at all. This is much better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream......IMHO.......but I was out voted:( Chances are good that if you have a container of cocoa powder in the cupboard....you already have everything you need to make this little number.......So give it a go.....If you like chocolate........You are bound to love this!

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding Cake (10 minutes to make......45 minutes to bake)

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk, plus a bit extra
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter, melted

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup hot water

Grease a 2 L ( 8cup) ovenproof dish and preheat oven to 350F (convection) or 375F for non-convection. Sift four, baking soda and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl to make the cake batter. Add the 1/2 cup milk, vanilla and melted butter to the flour mixture and stir well with a whisk until smooth. I aways find the need to add about 3 Tbsp extra milk to be able to stir it easily. Batter will be a bit thick, like a brownie batter. Pour into prepared dish and set aside while making the sauce.
Combine the brown sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and hot water in a small bowl. Stir until all is dissolved. Slowly pour this liquid over the back of a spoon as you pour it on top of the cake batter which is already in the pan.
Bake for 40-50 minutes until the pudding (cake) is firm to the touch. You can make this in individual ramekins if you wanted to be a little more fancy. This has many times been my quick dessert when we have company for dinner and I have not planned a dessert since it is so fast to make up.......it can bake while you eat your dinner.
Serve a generous scoop of cake and sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream to yield about 6 servings.


jmorgandavis said...

Wow, a good old fashioned Google search brought me here, and we just enjoyed the most delicious Chocolate Saucy Cake thanks to you! Will now check out the rest of your blog. ;)

LittleRed said...

Glad you liked it! We make this a lot when we are pressed for a dessert and there is nothing planned or the pantry is bare.