Chocolate Pudding Cake
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into bowl. Add milk, chocolate, nuts, butter, vanilla, and blend well. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish.***
Combine sugars, chocolate, salt and vanilla, and spread evenly over first mixture. Pour the boiling water over this but do not stir. Bake in a moderate oven, 350F, for 1 hour, until the cake that rises to the top tests done.****
There will be a layer of fudge sauce beneath. Can be served warm or cold, with or without cream.
* I further reduce fat content by substituting 3 T. cocoa powder + 1 t. melted butter or margarine.
** I omit the nuts...to reduce fat and also because we prefer it without nuts, but if you're so inclined, walnuts work with this.
*** When I cook this in the microwave, I use an 8" square glass or Corningware dish.
**** If using the microwave, allow 8 to 9 minutes on high (750-watt oven, adjust for your own particular nuker), turning quarter way around halfway through the cooking time (or use lazy susan).