Source: Taste of Home Cookbook

This is an easy cake to put together, and everyone will rave about it.
Serves: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1-3/4 cups hot water
whipped cream, optional or ice cream, optional

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in the milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. Spread in an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over all; do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.