Monday, September 21, 2015

Saucy Chocolate Cake

Last Christmas we spent a week away.
It was a wonderful gift!
We did very little while we were gone.
We played games and watched moves.
We made ourselves get ready and leave the condo 3 times during our 8 days.
We weren't gone very long on those excursions . . . .
we were rather content in the condo watching moves and playing games!
One day, the Mr. made reservations at a restaurant on the campus of  The College of the Ozarks.

On a side note, this college is founded on amazing principles.  If you have time, you ought to take a look!

College of the Ozarks, Keeter Center
Image from the internet

We had a great lunch and we even ordered dessert.

Two reasons:

  1. We were on vacation; when on vacation we can do whatever we want.
  2. They had a gluten free option.
When you eat gluten free, it is always exciting to go to a restaurant and have "normal" options!

We ordered the chocolate something or 'nother dessert.

It was served warm in a cast iron skillet.
It was yummy!
It also reminded me of something I had eaten in the past.
That began my search!
Viola!  Here's a recipe for you to try!
Actually, this is an old recipe . . . just renewed!
Saucy Chocolate Cake
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 cup gluten flour blend*
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 cups hot water
Ice cream or whipped cream (optional)

Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Pour batter into ungreased 9-inch square baking pan, or you can distribute evenly among individual-sized baking dishes of your choice.  Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.

Pour hot water over top; do not stir.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes.

If you baked this in a 9-inch square, serve in dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.

If you baked the dessert in individual dishes, invite your friends over to enjoy this warm, delicious dessert.  Garnish with whipped topping, if you wish.

Makes about 9 (1/2 cup) servings.

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