This is going to be short because, honestly, I need to get back to eating this thing.
Despite the five-star reviews promising an easy recipe for a chocolate explosion and orgasmic bliss (okay, I might be exaggerating a little, but they should have warned me), this recipe bit my Skeptical Node and wouldn’t let go. I had to try it.
From the super-thick batter to the dirt storm it gets topped with, I was shaking my head. Then, with the addition of hot water forming a giant $***-puddle on top, I started muttering under my breath to all the baking gods. I wanted chocolate. What can I say? I got it. Probably more chocolate than my body has room for.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add oil, milk, and vanilla, and stir until combined. Spread batter evenly in the bottom of an 8×8 pan.
In a small bowl, combine:
Sprinkle evenly over top of batter. Don’t stir.
Pour over batter and sugar mixture. Don’t stir. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes, until center is set.
NOTE: This cake doesn’t rise, but it does bubble. Make sure you bake it in a dish with at least a 2-inch depth.
Cut a piece of the cake, and place upside-down on your plate or in a bowl, and spoon some sauce from the bottom of the pan over it.
Try not to eat this all at once, eh? It makes a great “emergency” Valentine’s dessert 😉