- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups hot water
- Vanilla ice cream, optional
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and oil until smooth. Pour into a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
Combine the brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over top (do not stir).
Bake at 350 degrees for 40–45 minutes or until top of cake springs back when lightly touched. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.