Monday, November 12, 2007

Hot Fudge Cake

My boyfriend's momma recently gave me this recipe. She said it originally came from Taste of Home magazine. I veganized it and changed the pan size, as it called for a 12x12 pan, which is a pretty rare size. The first time I made this, I wasn't thinking clearly and decided to make it in an 8" square pan. I briefly considered putting a cookie sheet underneath it in the oven, as I suspected it might overflow, but for some mysterious reason I rejected that plan. Boy, was that a mistake. Sugary chocolate goo seemed to have surgically implanted itself on the bottom of our oven. I had to scrub....and scrub....and scrub to get that stuff off. On the plus side, our oven has never looked so clean.
I do not know the science behind this recipe, but somehow you wind up with a wonderfully gooey chocolate sauce underneath a layer of chocolate cake. Who can say no to that? Well, diabetics and celiacs can I'm sure, but you know what I mean.

Hot Fudge Cake
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/8 cups sugar
9 tablespoons cocoa, divided
3/4 cup soy milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar with 3 tablespoons of cocoa. Stir in soy milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Spread in ungreased 9x13" glass baking pan. In small bowl, combine brown sugar and 6 tablespoons cocoa. Sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over all, do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm.


Vegetation said...

Oh wow. Have to try this VERY soon! I have a brownie recipe that does a similar trick but cake sounds even better!

VeggieGirl said...

I know I can't say know to that cake!! yum!! I HAVE to try this recipe (but with carob instead)!!

Anonymous said...

hey, next time you have mess like that, try this stuff... its called kleen free naturally, you can order it online. Its all natural, smells a little vinegary but not bad. I moved in to an apartment and the stove there was FOUL... I sprayed it down with that stuff, and like 2 seconds later it came off. We're talking possibly years of char here... the stuff is amazing. I bought a bug bottle of it for my mom I liked it so much.

Natalie said...

There is a similar recipe to this one in How It All Vegan. Of all the weird vegan cooking I've done, that cake is the weirdest, because pouring boiling water over cake mixture just seems wrong and insane. It's probably my favorite dessert, best topped with vegan vanilla ice cream as it's a bit too chocolatey for me on its own.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful recipe! I do one that is slightly different from yours, but it is still great.