It is labeled as a "Best Loved" recipe, and now I know why! I would describe it as a molten lava cake-brownie. Not really a pudding at all like the name says. You end up with a warm chocolate sauce underneath the brownie. Sehr lecker!! To quote the cookbook: "This classic cake comes from the pages of the January 1944 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine."
Prep: 15 min Bake: 40 min Oven: 350 Cool: 45 min Makes: 6-8 servings
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water
vanilla ice cream (not really optional) ;)
1. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, granulated sugar, the 2 tbsp cocoa powder, the baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the walnuts.
2. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar and the 1/4 cup cocoa powder; stir in the boiling water. Slowly pour water mixture over batter.
3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. cool on a wire rack for 45 to 60 minutes. Serve warm. Spoon cake into dessert bowls; spoon sauce over cake. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.