Brownie Pudding

It is easy and forms a layer of cake in a pool of fudgy sauce.

Yield: 6 servings
Microwave on: High for 6 to 7 minutes.
Preparation time: 25 minutes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided (1/2 cup for cake, 1/4 cup for
3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (the 1/4 cup is
for the sauce)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Large pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup hot coffee or water
2 tablespoons dark rum
Additional cocoa powder, for garnishing, optional

1. Lightly grease a deep 8" microwavesafe baking dish (a souffl?
dish works well) or mixing bowl.
2. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar,
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a
large bowl.
3. Place the butter and milk in a 2-cup measure.
4. Microwave on high for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, until the milk is hot
and the butter melts.
5. Stir the milk and butter; stir in the vanilla; pour over the dry
ingredients and mix until blended. Spread the batter in the
prepared dish; sprinkle with the nuts.
6 Combine the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, remaining 1/4 cup
cocoa, coffee and rum in a small bowl; pour over the batter in the
7 Microwave on high for 6 to 7 minutes, rotating the dish once or
twice (omit rotating step if using carousel), until the top of the
pudding is almost dry. Let the pudding stand 5 minutes for serving
warm or let come to room temperature.

8. For presentation, place a doily over a serving plate, sift cocoa
through the doily; carefully lift off the doily.
Carefully top with a large serving of the pudding. Serve with
whipped cream, if desired.

I added the (for sauce) part because several times I made this I
accidentally added the extra brown sugar and cocoa to the main
batter that should have been divided for the sauce. I finally added
notes to the original recipe myself to ensure that never happens.

Always remember to adjust for different wattages. This was made in
a 700 watt microwave oven. Here is a good chart webpage.