1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
6 (heaping) tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
Combine the flour, granulated sugar, pecans, 4 (heaping) tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. Stir in milk and vegetable oil. Spread in prepared baking dish.
Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa in a small bowl and mix well.
Dissolve brown sugar/cocoa mix in the boiling water. Stir well to dissolve clumps. Pour this nasty looking mixture on top of brownie batter in pan. It will look gross and you will be in doubt that this will work, but it will, it's magic.
Bake until set, about 35 minutes. The liquid will have seeped down to the bottom to produce a delicious, hot pudding. Serve WARM with ice cream, whipped cream or milk, if desired. It's good the day after refrigerated, too.