Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mrs. C's 1st Grade Hot Fudge Upside-Down Cake

In first grade, our son and his classmates made this cake recipe. They worked in small groups and walked to the school kitchen to watch the volunteer moms put the cakes in the ovens. You should have seen the exciment! Most children love to cook and bake so nurture that gift.

Mrs. C's 1st Grade Hot Fudge Upside-Down Cake
Cake Ingredients
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla

Topping Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients with a spoon. Add milk, vanilla and butter, and mix well.

Pour batter into an 8 or 9 inch square cake pan. Gently shake or tap pan to smooth out and level batter.

In a bowl, mix all the dry topping ingredients and sprinkle over the batter.

Slowly pour the hot water all over the top of the cake. DO NOT STIR!!

Bake about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Spoon cake and sauce from bottom of the pan into bowls.

Excellent with ice cream!

Water over top of cake before baking

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  1. Oh yummy you were busy last night writing up some more ways to help me gain weight - LOL - this sounds decadent and looks oh so good.

  2. Mmmmmm!
    My little guy will have a blast making this one with me :)

  3. Tamy: Thank you. No talk of weight gain allowed on a dessert blog. LOL. Actually I like the don't deprive ourselves and eat in moderation method. It works for my figure.

    Sara: That's wonderful. I'm so glad you will be baking with him. This is a really fun recipe for kids.


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