Olga (A Chocolate Pudding Cake from the 1960s)

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Author Notes: This is a recipe given to our family by a friend named Olga. It's real name is Olga's Upside Down Cake, but we know it as Olga. We loved it and didn't get it often because it was sweet (bad for our teeth) and chocolatey (expensive). We loved the cake with pudding underneath eaten warm. It seemed so luxurious, and still does.luvcookbooks


Serves 6-8

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  1. Sift together dry ingredients, except for the brown sugar and cocoa, and stir in wet ingredients. Mix til smooth and pour into an eight inch square cake pan.
  2. Mix the brown sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over top of batter. Pour hot water over all and bake at 350 x 30-45 minutes.

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