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1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cocoa powder, divided
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar, packed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8-inch glass baking dish or a shallow 2-quart casserole bowl. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and 1/4 cup cocoa. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour batter into dish. In separate bowl, mix brown sugar and remaining cocoa and sprinkle evenly over batter. Pour 11/2 cups boiling water over mixture, but do not stir. Bake 30 minutes. (Batter will separate and make one cake layer and one pudding layer during baking.) Cool pan on wire rack and serve warm with ice cream and several tablespoons of nuts or sprinkles.

Servings: 8. Serving size: 1/2  cup. Per serving: 258 calories, 3.2 g protein, 2.1 g fat, 59.8 g carbohydrates, 24 g fiber, 282 mg sodium, 4 mg cholesterol

Jimmie Dee Conner, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative

January 2010 Recipe Contest