2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
(OR IF YOU DON'T HAVE SELF-RISING FLOUR, just use 1 1/2 cups regular flour, plus 2 teaspoons baking powder, plus 1/2 teaspoon salt instead!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups boiling water
Preheat oven to 350. In a 9x13 glass baking dish, melt the two sticks of butter in the oven.
Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the 1 1/4cups of sugar, flour, vanilla and milk. Once the butter is melted pour the batter over the butter, but do not stir.
In a separate bowl mix the cocoa and remaining sugar together and sprinkle on top of batter. Do not stir.
Pour the 2 cups of boiling water on top of that (don't stir) and bake for 30-45 minutes. I bake mine until I have a nice golden brown crust. In my oven this usually take about 35 minutes. Serve warm. Great with ice cream