This is a recipe from my Mom. She made me a cookbook of favorite recipes when I left home. Her note is, ‘this is handy when you don’t have an egg in the house and you need something other than gelatin for dessert’.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
2 In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in the milk and melted butter. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3 In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cocoa. Spread over the top of the batter in the pan. Pour the hot water over the entire pan of batter.
4 Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. The cake is done when the cake part is on top and the bottom is of a pudding consistency.