Another vintage dessert today! This time I’m switching from lemon to chocolate for a treat that chocoholics of all ages will enjoy. This hot fudge pie is so easy to make. Just cream some butter and sugar, stir in the flour and cocoa, and bake for a few minutes. The result is something of a cross between a brownie and a cookie in a pie shape. Does that even make sense? You’ll just have to try it see what I mean.
I made this when the grandkids were here for a visit. I mixed it up and let it bake while I cooked the rest of dinner. It was ready just about the time we finished. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and there you have it! Everyone gave it a big thumbs up.
As far as the origin of this recipe…I don’t have a clue. It’s definitely an old one. I’ve seen it over the years in dozens of community cookbooks. It’s also one of those that is currently being passed around on Facebook with the “share this to save it to your timeline” message. I never do that because I’ve seen so much abuse and just outright copyright violation from those mega recipe pages. But, let’s not get into that now. I need to just stop that discussion before I stir up a hornet’s nest :-)
Just give this delicious old recipe a try. Your family will love it!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. It usually takes about 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low speed and add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Remove the egg and butter mixture from the mixer and use a spoon to stir in the cocoa powder, salt, and flour. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
Lightly coat an 8” pie plate with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pie plate. It almost looks like a rick, rich mousse at this point, doesn’t it?
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center of the pie is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. After baking, the pie really resembles brownies. It will fall as it cools and that is to be expected.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
A cross between a cake and a pie, this old-fashioned treat will be enjoyed by chocaholics of all ages.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 tblsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended. Stir the cocoa powder, salt, and flour into the egg and butter mixture until everything is well combined.
- Lightly coat an 8” pie plate with cooking spray. Pour mixture into the pie plate.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center of the pie is set.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
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More vintage dessert recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:
- Warm Fudgy Pudding Cake from The Kitchn
- Vintage Jam Tarts from 101 Cookbooks
- Oreo Cream Pie from Vanilla Garlic
- Macaroon Cream Pie with Marshmallow Meringue from Joy of Desserts
- Old Fashioned Lemon Icebox Pie from Rock Recipes
What I was up to…
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- Two years ago: Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Sandwich
- Three years ago: Toasted Pecan Chicken Salad
- Four years ago: Fruited Green Salad