Hot Fudge Sunday Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup cocoa
1-3/4 cup hottest tap water

Preheat oven to 350F. In an ungreased 9 x 9 inch square pan. Stir together flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix in milk oil and vanilla with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa. Pour hot water over batter Bake 40 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Spoon into dessert dishes or cut into squares and invert each square onto plate and top with ice cream. Spoon extra sauce on top of ice cream.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana