Ingredient List
Bottom Layer :
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Top Layer :
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Instructions
Baking
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  • Bottom Layer: In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, pecans, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 

  • In small bowl, whisk together milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients; mix well.  Spread evenly in prepared pan.

  • Top Layer: In small bowl, mix sugar and cocoa powder; sprinkle over batter. 

  • Pour boiling water evenly over mixture in pan.

  • Bake 45 minutes. Serve warm, or if you prefer, cold. If desired, serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

  • NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 SLICE, 113g): 320 calories, 110 calories from fat, 13g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 50g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 35g sugars, 3g protein, 30mcg folate, 0mg vitamin C, 1mg iron.

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