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Saucy Chocolate Cake

I get the cake in the oven first so it can bake while we're eating. It's wonderful served warm.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ice cream or whipped topping
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Stir in boiling water until smooth. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream butter, vanilla and remaining sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining cocoa; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Pour the chocolate sauce into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream. Garnish with cherries if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 260 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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