Grandma’s Hot Fudge Dessert

I don’t make a lot of sweets but during a historic winter storm here in Texas, it’s time for my Grandma’s hot fudge brownie cake.  This is the easiest, most decadent dessert you will make with pantry items you probably already have on hand.  Growing up on a ranch in Montana, this was my favorite, especially since she and my mom served this with fresh cow’s cream straight from that mornings’ milking from my dad’s cow (named “Brown Sugar” ).  No milk cow?  No worries, it’s just as good with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

In a medium size bowl, combine the following:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coco powder
  • 1 tablespoon shortening or butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup nuts (optional) ~whatever type you like, I prefer walnuts or pecans

Greese or spray a 9×11 pan, pour in mixture above.

Sprinkle the following ingredients over the mixture:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coco
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water (right over the top)


Bake @350 for 45 minutes and serve with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh cow’s cream.


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