Hillbilly chocolate chip brownie cake

Gin Lee

Hillbilly chocolate chip brownie cake/Gin Lee

Hillbilly chocolate chip brownie cake

Do you think it's a brownie or a cake? This brownie cake is not meant to be frosted or decorated, but it is truly delectable and gooey delicious without any of that. It can almost be described as an upside down cake that makes its own thick chocolate sauce. The cake doesn't require any eggs. I do use butter, but the butter can be substituted with shortening if that's what you prefer.

Hillbilly chocolate chip brownie cake/Gin Lee

Ingredients for the cake batter:

  • 1 cup of self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup of Splenda, or sugar
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of butter, or shortening
  • 1-½ teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1-½ cups of milk
  • ½ cup of sugar-free chocolate chip morsels

Ingredients for the cake sauce:

You'll combine and add the below ingredients over the raw cake batter before baking the cake.


These ingredients will end up making the delectable chocolate sauce that will go to the bottom of the pan while the cake bakes. So, don't be surprised when this happens. It's supposed to.

  • ½ cup of granulated white Splenda, or sugar
  • ½ cup of sugar-free maple or molasses syrup (Or use any other type that you'd prefer.)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of cocoa powder (depending on how much chocolate flavor you want)
  • 1 cup of water, reserved for the last step.

Complete Instructions for cake dough and cake sauce:

Prepare an 8x8 square pan with butter and flour. (Smear softened butter all over the inside area of the pan. Then add a small amount of flour to dust the inside area. Shake out any excess flour.)

Sift the flour and cocoa powder together. Then cream the butter with the Splenda (or sugar), pure vanilla extract, and half of the milk. Combine all the ingredients well. Then stir in the chocolate chip morsels.

Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Don't be alarmed that the mixture is thick and do not add extra liquids to it. You'll understand why in a few minutes.

To make the chocolate self-serving sauce:

In a separate bowl, combine a half cup of Splenda (or sugar), with a half cup of sugar-free maple syrup (or molasses), and two to four tablespoons of cocoa powder. Stir well. Then evenly pour the sugar mixture all over the top of the raw cake batter.

Now, pour one cup of cold water over the cake. Don't stir.

Transfer the cake to a 350 degree F oven and bake for thirty-five to forty minutes. Then allow the cake to cool for at least twenty minutes on a wire cooling rack.

Cut and serve each piece with a spoonful of the self-serving chocolate sauce (that's now at the bottom layer of the cake).


If you don't have any type of syrup, use ½ cup more of granulated white Splenda, or regular granulated white sugar.

Shortening can also be substituted in the place of the butter.

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