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Mom's Chocolate Float Cake

by: Cristen via Ceil      www.foodandswine.com
Author: Cristen

Ingredients

Assemble the cake layer first:

  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP cocoa
  • 1/2 C buttermilk or sour milk sour milk: regular milk with 1 tsp vinegar added
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 tsp soda

Assemble the 'float' or pudding layer last:

  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP cocoa
  • 1 C hot water

Instructions

Assemble the cake layer first:

  • Whisk dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.  Add wet ingredients and soda, mix well.  Spread in a greased 9x9 pan.

Assemble the 'float' or pudding layer last:

  • Whisk together, carefully pour over cake batter prior to baking.  (This step will feel odd, it will resemble pouring coffee onto cake batter.  Do it, trust me.)  *This brings about an interesting point... make this dessert "Mocha" by subbing hot coffee for hot water!
  • Bake the dessert at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes until cake tester probed through top 1/2 of dish comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream,  caramel or whatever you dream up!  This dessert is also tasty at room temperature.