Amphibian Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.5
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.2 mg
  • Sodium: 78.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 1/4 cup sugar, divided
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
    1 tbsp butter
    1/2 cup milk
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup chopped nuts ( I prefer pecans to walnuts)
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 1/4 cup boiling water


Cream 3/4 cup sugar and butter together. Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, baking poder, salt, and 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa. Mix thoroughly. Pour batter into 8x8x2 inch oiled pan. Cover batter with 1/2 cup nuts. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Spread evenly over the batter and nuts. Over the top of this, gently pour 1 1/4 cup boiling water (I usually use closer to 1 1/2 cups so it doesn't seem so dry). Bake at 350 on a lower rack for approximately 30 minutes. Should be somewhat springy when tapped with finger.

Serve in a bowl topped with a little bit of milk or half and half to moisten the cake.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KNOVICK421.

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