Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

There are many recipes by this name. There is even one that the tupperware ladies cook in their microwaves to show how great the tupperware is. This recipe is one I have misplaced, so I offer you instead this one. It is as easy and as delicious.

You will need:

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa, divided
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 cups water

In a 9 inch square cake pan, combine the flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter and 1/4 cup of the cocoa. Add to the dry ingredients along with the milk and vanilla. Mix well with a fork.

Combine the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa and nuts. Sprinkle over the batter. Carefully pour hot water over all. DO NOT STIR. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

Serve hot with vanilla ice cream. Out of this world!! and very rich.