I tried this recipe for the first time last night and loved it. I get a lot of my inspiration from Cooks.com, and then add/improvise with what I have.
1 stick butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 c plain flour
1/2 c baking cocoa
Mix softened butter with sugar. Add eggs and mix until creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Add flour and mix slowly. Add baking powder. Add baking cocoa and blend until creamy. Pour into a greased glass pie pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Let cool for a few minutes, then top with toasted pecans and caramel sauce/ice cream topping. To toast pecans, place them in a dish with butter and put them in the oven for several minutes.
I added the caramel and pecans to individual slices, not the whole pie. I ate a piece hot out of the oven, then the next day microwaved a piece for 15 seconds before I added the toppings. Serve with ice cream or a big glass of milk and enjoy!