This is a recipe I have had for a long time. Years and years since I got it from my aunt. I do remember making it, but I think it was a long time ago...it must have been long ago since Eleanor did not remember ever having this. A few weeks ago Eleanor said that she was in the mood for something for dessert, I thought of this. Luisa and I made it as a surprise for her and it was done just about the time she was completing her homework.
This was from a couple weeks ago, since we are a well-stocked chocolate house after St. Nick's arrival last week. He brought us chocolate....and Luisa's family sent us an Advent calendar for two of Lindt chocolate and each girl received a Ritter Advent calendar.
And, let's just talk about St. Nick......it's a German tradition, for sure, that has been embraced by Milwaukeeans as well as Green Bay-ites. Growing up St. Nick did not stop at my house; however, many of my friends had him stop with just a bit of a Christmas preview. Outside of Germany, Wisconsin just may be his only stop that night. I think Luisa was a bit surprised that he makes a stop in Wisconsin that night as well...but she placed her boot outside as well and it had chocolate in the morning!
This dessert is not something that photographs well....but it fulfilled the chocolate craving and was easy to make and only dirtied one pan. That made for an all around fun weeknight dessert.
Place dry ingredients in a 9" baking dish:
3/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/3 c cocoa
In the baking dish put all the above ingredients. This really goes into the baking dish:)
Combine ingredients listed below in a bowl:
1/2 c milk
3 T melted butter
1 t vanilla
Pour this into the baking pan and stir until just combined.
Combine 1/2 c brown sugar and 1/4 c cocoa and mix in 1 3/4 c water. Pour over the top of the mixture in the baking pan but DO NOT STIR.
Bake 350 degrees for 35-38 minutes. Cool 10 minutes or so and serve.