Kids can be ungrateful little turds. I was that kid. My mom would make us this delicious chocolate pudding cake when we were kids. It didn’t matter that it came from a box. Honestly, the stuff was super delicious. I bet they still sell it in Canada. It was from the company Robin Hood which is known to make amazing flour…so much so that my mom would bring in flour from Canada when she would make pie dough while living in Florida. I can’t make pie dough to save my life (as we all know) so my flour is still All-American and I can work with that. I think even my friend Marlys from “This and That- my love of cooking and photography” blog also brings in her flour to the US…I hope that wasn’t a secret…ooops…
ANYWAY…(dang I hate it when I wander around with my thoughts) the Cake. It was something my mom would make on a weekly basis. Nothing fancy just a quick dessert to satisfy our little family. I ate it with no fuss….well I pretty much eat everything with no fuss…except mashed potatoes…YUCK YUCK YUCK….don’t bother…I hate them.
THE CAKE….darn…so, I have been missing this cake. A lot more than I would have imagined. I decided I should come up with something along the same lines. Maybe I miss my mom, maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s because my kids often make me question my own sanity…yep….that would be the one!
Note: Adapted from: Chocolate Cake, The Louisiana Proud Collection of Home Cooking
1 cup flour (American all-purpose flour seems acceptable here!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup warm water
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Grease or spray an 8 X 11 baking dish, set aside.
In a large bowl combine your flour, salt, sugar (first 3/4 cup), baking powder, and cocoa (first 2 tablespoons). Add your milk, melted butter and vanilla, combine well. Pour into your prepared pan. In a small bowl combine your sugar (other 3/4 cup) and cocoa (other 3 tablespoons). Sprinkle over your cake batter. Pour your warm water on top of sugar mixture. DO NOT STIR. (yes it will look ugly…fight the urge to touch anything!) Bake in your preheated oven for 45 minutes or until cake part is done. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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To my mom: “I am sorry Mom if I didn’t appreciate how delicious this was as a child. I love all your food, all except your mashed potatoes, I hear they are delicious…I think I might be allergic to mashed potatoes but not to chocolate. Love your favorite (and only) daughter, Isabelle”
Peace and don’t be ungrateful little brats,