Heat oven to 350F. In medium mixing bowl combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. Blend in milk, melted butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread into square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches. In small bowl combine remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Combine hot water and kirsch; pour over batter. Do not stir. Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand 15 minutes; spoon sauce from bottom of pan over top. Serve with cherry pie filling.
8 to 10 servings
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana