Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TODAY is "National Chocolate Cake Day"

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 2/3 cups boiling water

Cake and sauce bake together in one pan to make a cake-like topping with a saucy chocolate base.

In a bowl combine butter, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla. Sift together flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; add with milk to sugar mixture.
Blend well. Stir in oats.

In an 8-inch square cake pan, combine the remaining half cup of sugar, remaining 1/4 cup of cocoa, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in the boiling water.

Drop oat mixture by tablespoons onto cocoa mixture in pan.

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 45 minutes.

Serve warm, spooning chocolate sauce from pan over each portion.

Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip.

Makes 6 servings.