Friday, March 2, 2012

Hot Fudge Cake

Hot Fudge Cake

 I love Friday. Though I never have any weekend plans I like to believe I’m entitled to lay in bed and read the paper. And oh, that feels so good. But my weekend starts with Friday night and I usually try to make a comforting dinner. You know-to start things out right. So when I got home from Israel I didn’t find much in the fridge. However I did find a clean house and clean dogs- which is much more important- at least to me.

Gooey Goodness

That made me want to make the nice man who accomplished these things and more importantly kept my dogs alive, something nice-something comforting-something luscious. I didn’t have any eggs and when I don’t have eggs I resort to this cake. This is a cake I’ve made since college. It is an old fashioned cake. Well, I guess by now it is just an old cake. But you will like it. It is simple and satisfying and you get to eat ice cream with it.

Out of the oven

Hot Fudge Cake

3/4c sugar
1c flour
3T cocoa
2t baking powder
1/4t salt
1/2c milk
1/3c melted butter
1 1/2t vanilla
1/2c packed brown sugar
3/4c sugar
4T cocoa
Handfuls of chocolate chips
1c coffee
1/4c rum

Ice cream or Whipped Cream

Heat oven to 350. Butter an 8 or 9’ pan.

In large bowl mix together 3/4c sugar, flour, 3T cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir until somewhat smooth. Spread into pan.

Now for the fun part. Sprinkle on the sugar. Then the brown sugar. Then the cocoa. Then the chips. Go ahead add a little more. You know you want them. What the heck, add some nuts too if you’d like. Now take your coffee, mixed with the rum and pour it over the top. DO NOT STIR! Bake for 35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool briefly and then spoon into dessert dishes or directly into your mouth. Don’t forget the sauce that is at the bottom of the pan. And thank your husband for being such a nice guy.

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  1. Handfuls of chocolate chips! Who can resist a recipe with that ingredient description! Sounds great - thanks.

  2. Choclatey!! Looks yum. Happy to follow you

  3. Anu, Thanks so much. I'll have to check your site out, too. Thanks for commenting. It really is yummy!

  4. abbe, Love your stories and recipes ! Love, Mom

  5. Looks awesome!! would like to pin it but you don't have the link!! :(