Heat oven to 180°C (350°F). Sift together flour, cocoa and salt.
Cream butter and sugar until pale. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Fold in flour and milk alternately, mixing well. Spoon into a buttered ovenproof
Pour boiling water over cocoa and brown sugar in a heatproof bowl, and stir until dissolved. Pour the sauce over the pudding, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the top has formed a crust, the centre is cooked, and bottom is runny. Serve with pouring custard, cream, or ice cream.
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