Mix 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder together in a bowl.
Add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of canola oil or melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the dry ingredients.
Spray 6 4oz mason jars or ramekins with cooking spray, and then divide the batter equally between the 6 jars.
Next, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 a cup of cocoa together in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the jars.
Next, spoon 3 tablespoons of boiling water into each jar.
Put the jars onto a cookie sheet and cook for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Top with vanilla ice cream!