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Prep Time: 15 minutes Processing Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided into 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup 1 cup all-purpose flour 7 tablespoons cocoa, divided into 3 tablespoons and 4 tablespoons 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 & 1/2 cups hot water
Set aside 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and 4 tbsp of cocoa in a small bowl.
In an ungreased 8×8 pan mix the remaining sugar and cocoa, with flour, baking powder, salt, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir and spread over the bottom of the pan evenly.
Sprinkle the sugar and cocoa mix you had set aside earlier, over the top. Do not mix in.
Pour 1 and 1/2 cups boiling water gently over top of everything. DO NOT STIR.