My friends call me a food snob. And it’s true, I am. It has come from years of cooking on a budget. It’s cheaper to make a meal from scratch than it is to cook dinner in a box. It tastes better, AND it’s better for you. In the past years it’s gotten to the point that my husband and I can eat at fewer and fewer restaurants cause we just like what we cook better (wow, that sounded Snobby). Thus we have earned the title “Food Snobs”
My first recipe I want to share with you, however, is NOT a healthy one. But OH MY YUMMYNESS! You have to try it!
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
3/4 c Sugar
1 c Flour
2 Tbs cocoa powder
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk
1/3 c melted butter (can use oil…but butter is better)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
preheat oven to 350. Mix up everything in a bowl, and spread in a NON greased pan. Yep. You read that right. No cooking spray here!
1 c brown sugar
1/3 c cocoa powder
1 1/2 c boiling water
Mix the cocoa and sugar in a bowl, sprinkle dry mix on top of the cake batter
Then place the pan in the oven and pour the boiling water all over the top. I put the water in a 2 c glass measuring cup and put it in the microwave for about 3 mins. WAY faster than the stove top.
Now it’s time for the MAGIC! close the oven (DUH) And bake for 35-40 mins. The boiling water dissolves the sugar and cocoa and settles at the bottom while the cake batter keeps together and bakes at the top. Your house will small AMAZING when you pull this out!
Let it cool for 10 or 15 mins, and serve it WARM with a scoop of whipped cream or ice cream on top.
So easy and so yummy, and you probably already have everything you need in your cupboard!
I did this once for my sons B-day cake. I let it cool for 20 mins, then flipped it over on a pizza pan, and put a truck and rock candies on the top. The truck was mudding. It was a big hit!