This is my go-to dessert. I learned about it from my mother-in-love who gives credit to her dear friend Cathy Burleson for it. I thank Cathy and so does my entire family!
Those thanks said...this IS dessert. You need to remember that when reading this recipe. We are not making something to be healthy here. Just like you should not read the ingredients on a candy bar, (Why. Would. You. Do. That? It's candy....for Pete's sake.) read this recipe knowing it's not one you would make very often. But it is a treat when you do!
If you have folks coming at the last minute this is a win! It is one of those comfort foods that you almost always have all the ingredients for! And there are very few desserts that are any easier to make than this one.
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2 sticks of butter
3 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
1 t. vanilla
6 T. cocoa
2 c. water
Heat oven at 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a 9 x 13 pan. Mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk. Pour this mix over melted butter. DO NOT STIR. (Resist the urge....I know it's hard but it will blow the whole deal.)
Mix 2 cups of sugar and 6 T of cocoa. Sprinkle all over the above mixture. Again, DO NOT STIR.
Pour 2 cups of boiling water all over the above mixtures. Remind yourself...Say it with me. I WILL NOT STIR.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.