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Magic Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

This is a staple for one of my friends. She’s a domestic goddess and excellent at baking. I’ve had this cake before and I did mess up on my own versions only because I realised my dish is too small. This is a cake that requires no solid chocolate which is good if you all you have on hand is cocoa powder and you don’t want to chop up chocolate or can find mass quantities of chocolate chips (why is it that I can only buy it in 100 grams bags here?). I think this is a pretty inventive cake probably from an old vintage cookbook of my friend’s mum. It was a hit at the birthday I baked this for. As usual, I cut out a lot of sugar, and while I usually use brown sugar in my recipes, I followed the recipe and used white for this one.

Magic Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

*1 cup of flour
*2 tbsp cocoa powder
*2 tsp baking powder
*3/4 cup white sugar
*pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine, butter or oil

Topping:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl combine the starred ingredients.
  2. Slowly whisk in milk and oil until smooth. Spread into an ungreased 13×9 inch baking pan.
  3. Mix topping ingredients together. Sprinkle on cake.
  4. Pour hot water over entire cake. Bake 35 minutes. Serves 4-6.

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