Friday, February 09, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday
Valentine's Day Chocolate Edition

Overwhelmed with Joy hosts a Favorite Ingredients Friday Recipe Exchange each week. In honor of Valentine's Day, FIF is going to be a Chocolate Edition. Yes, you read that correctly! Chocolate Edition! Yum. Too yummy, not to play along.

Here's my recipe. We've made this many times and it's wonderful and easy. It makes it's own fudgy chocolatey sauce. It's definitely rich and we like it best served with ice cream, whipped cream or even a splash of milk.

Hot Fudge Cake

3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 chopped walnuts (optional)

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

In a medium bowl, beat sugar, butter & milk. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Add walnuts (if using). Pour into pan. (It will be thick.) For topping, combine sugars and cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour water over all. Do NOT stir. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Spoon some of the fudge sauce over each serving; top with ice cream, if desired. Makes about 8 servings.

Wow, I'm getting hungry, just writing about it.


meredith said...

This looks yummy, I'll try making it tonight, but without the walnuts, picky girls obliged.

Larae said...

Ohh yum! That sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day! =)

shannon said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds good.

Beckie said...

This sounds so good Ann. I'm going to have to give it a try.

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh my goodness when you put the names "Hot" and "Fudge" together I get all tingly...=)) This looks awesome.

Jessica said...

Ohhhhh, this sounds sooooo good! Thanks for sharing!

Overwhelmed! said...

Ann, this Hot Fudge Cake sounds simply divine! I know our family is going to love it. :)

Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Valentine’s Day chocolate edition recipe exchange. I’m having so much fun with this one!

FamilySnows said...

Hot fudge....sounds fabulous!

Susanne said...

Sounds like exactly what I need for a good chocolate fix!

Magi said...

I have a very similar recipe that I learned in 8th grade Home Ec class. I still love it! Thanks for reminding me.

Kathleen Marie said...

Fudge and nuts! This sounds like chocolate perfection! Thank you so much for making me hungry!

pastormac said...

This is truly awesome!

Beck said...

That is pretty much my favorite dessert ever. DO you ever put some white chocolate chips and maybe a bit of cinnamon in? That's extra good!

Ashleigh said...

This looks SO good... I'm thinking I'll have to make it for our Sunday dessert this week. Thanks for the recipe!

Michelle said...

I have so many yummy chocolate recipes to try now - thanks for another one!

Mieneke said...

This is SO going to be tested in this house soon! It sounds delectable! Thanks for sharing!

Danella said...

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly fix! I really look forward to them since you always have such nice things to say *hugs*

*shoves everybody aside to get to the chocolate.* That recipe looks so yummy!

Have a great week!