We don't usually do dessert, unless it's a special occasion, or we have guests for dinner.
So Chocolate Upside Down Cake on Sunday was a big deal. The kids decided we needed cake after dinner, and I couldn't come up with a good reason why not.
This cake is messy business. The cake layer bakes on top of a molten, chocolatey, pudding-like sauce.
It's a quick and easy cake to put together. Waiting on the one hour bake time was the hardest part. I think I last made this cake about 10 years ago, from a recipe card written out long ago by my teenaged self.
As with many things I make for this crew, I could have easily made twice the amount. This cake lasted about 3 minutes.
Chocolate Upside Down Cake
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp cocoa
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and combine. Press into lightly greased 8x8 pan. I used a 9" round cake pan.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
Sift together and sprinkle evenly over bottom layer.
Just before baking, pour 2 cups boiling water over cake. Bake at 350°F for one hour.
Lining the bottom of your oven with foil is a good idea. Things might get messy in there.
Serve warm. Vanilla ice cream would go well with this!
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