As an added bonus I'm including two recipes, a light and a decadent one. Hopefully one will be a good fit for your dessert needs :-)
Hot Fudge Cake (light)
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups hot water
Optional: Small handful of chocolate chips can be mixed into the batter. Calories vary depending on what you call a "small handful"
In a medium bowl, combine flour, white sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Spread in ungreased 9 inch square baking pan.
Combine brown sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa; sprinkle over batter in the pan. Pour hot water over all; do not stir.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 142 | Total Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: < 1mg
This recipe is from Lollychops, and there it goes by "Chocolate Cobbler". The butter makes it a spectacular treat.
Hot Fudge Cake (Rich)
6 Tbl butter
1 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C chopped pecans (Optional. Good for crunch, bad for silky rich smoothness)
2 TBL baking cocoa
1/2 C of milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C of baking cocoa
1 1/2 C of boiling water
1. Melt butter in 13x9 baking pan in a 350 oven.
3. Mix remaining sugars and 1/4 cup of cocoa together
5. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
Cool and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.