This month’s Flavor of the Month theme was chocolate, which I thought was perfect for February (and well, I thought it was perfect anyway because I love chocolate)! I wanted to share a recipe that I adapted from one I found on Hershey’s website a couple years ago, because whenever I’ve served it, it’s always been a big hit. Plus, it’s a relatively simple dessert, so you can make it in a pinch since you probably have most of the ingredients on hand already!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder, divided
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cognac or rum
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups hot water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flour, half the sugar, half the cocoa powder, the baking powder, and the salt.
Stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla, beating until smooth. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9″ square baking dish.
Whisk together the other half of the sugar, the brown sugar, and the remaining cocoa powder.
Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter, and then pour the hot water over the top. Do not stir.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until the center is almost set. Remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes before serving.
Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.