Your standard homemade pudding cake but way more chocolaty.

Bottom Mixture
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa

Mix dry ingredients and add
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons oil
1 cup walnuts (optional and I almost always skip them)

Spread on the bottom of a casserole dish.

Top Mixture
1 cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa

Mix and sprinkle over the bottom mixture.
Pour 2/14 cups of boiling water over the whole thing. Do Not Mix.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
The crust will come to the top and the chocolate sauce will be at the bottom. Good served hot.

I loved these as a kid, but I will admit to going for the store bought more often than not these days; mostly for the lemon-flavoured ones. But Zak loves this chocolate recipe and it is his preferred Birthday cake of choice.