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Saucy Chocolate Cake

 Saucy Chocolate Cake
I get the cake in the oven first so it can bake while we're eating. It's wonderful served warm.—Marilyn Janssen, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
4-6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ice cream or whipped topping
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Stir in
  • boiling water until smooth. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream butter, vanilla and remaining sugar.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining cocoa; add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat well. Pour the chocolate
  • sauce into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Drop batter by rounded
  • teaspoonfuls onto sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes
  • or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve
  • warm with ice cream. Garnish with cherries if desired. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 260 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.