About this recipe:This rich, fudgy pud bakes in the oven and comes out with two layers - a chocolate cake layer on top and a fudgy chocolate sauce layer on the bottom. Spoon into serving bowls and garnish with a dollop of cream, creme fraiche or ice cream.
100g (4 oz) plain flour
150g (5 oz) caster sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 dessertspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
100ml (4 fl oz) semi skimmed milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
225g (8 oz) dark brown soft sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
450ml (14 fl oz) hot water
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:40min › Ready in:1hr
In a medium bowl, combine flour, caster sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in the milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Spread in ungreased 23cm (9 in) square baking tin.
Combine brown sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle over batter in the pan. Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.
This recipe works really well. The instructions were a bit deceiving in that it tells you to put the mix in a baking tin but the second refers to 'the pan'. This is the same thing. Follow step number one to the letter but remember that in step two you pour the contents on top of the mix in the 'baking tin'. Aside from that its well worth it, but be warned, its rich. will definately make it again. - 09 Mar 2012
Altered ingredient amounts.
accidently doubled the milk, so ended up added flour and baking soda ad hoc so didnt really follow the recipe ... ooops.... but it was delicious served with mixed berries. - 25 Mar 2010
Made this this evening. Seemed to work well and tasted good, nice and gooey and great with ice cream! Have now made this numerous times and it always turns out great. Have halved the ingredients to make a smaller version. Yes it's sweet and yes it's rich but it tastes great and my partner loves it! - 12 Apr 2015