About this recipe:This is a recipe from my mum. She made me a cookbook of favourite recipes when I left home. Her note is, 'this is handy when you don't have an egg in the house and you need something other than gelatine for dessert'.
1 cup (125g) plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (185g) castor sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup (125ml) milk
30g butter, melted
1 cup (155g) brown sugar
1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa
1¾ cups (185ml) hot water
Directions Prep:15min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr
Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in the milk and melted butter.
Spread evenly into the prepared tin.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cocoa. Spread over the top of the cake mixture. Pour the hot water over the entire pan of batter.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. The cake is done when the cake part is on top and the bottom is of a pudding consistency.