Whenever my husband feels stressed at work, I make him a dessert. Any dessert that has chocolate on it will make him feel better. It feels nice to be able to help him even by doing such a little thing. The smile on his face and the slight ease on his stiff shoulders are always enough rewards for me. He’s a good father and that’s really a blessing to me and my children.
There’s truly a chocolatey surprise in every bite! The warm fudge just oozes out of the chocolate cake. It feels like chocolate lava, yes, but probably better because you don’t expect this. Everyone will fall in love with this dessert! Even my sons who do not really have a problem in the world fell in love with this! But then again, who wouldn’t?
1 cup Domino sugar
½ cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Clabber Girl baking powder
¼ teaspoon Morton salt
½ cup Borden milk
4 tablespoons Land O Lakes butter, melted
1 large egg yolk (Eggland’s)
2 teaspoons McCormick vanilla extract
½ cup Toll House semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Whisk ½ cup sugar with ¼ cup cocoa powder and set aside.
Whisk the flour, remaining ½ cup sugar, remaining ¼ cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla in medium bowl until smooth. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips (batter will be stiff).
Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and spread into corners. Sprinkle reserved cocoa and sugar mixture evenly over the top. Gently pour boiling water over cocoa. Do not stir.
Bake until the top of the cake is cracked, sauce is bubbling and a toothpick inserted into cakey area comes out mostly clean, about 22-24 minutes. Cool on rack for at least 10 minutes.
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Quick Tip: Serve this with a giant scoop of your favorite ice cream. You can also sprinkle more chocolate chip cookies, if you like.
Thank you Ciao From Debbie for this great photo.