Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fudge Cake for Two--simple to make, even easier to eat!

Need to hurry today, as it will be spent in much the same way as the last two: helping to see family and a family friend through some health issues. Best thing about these kinds of days is knowing the ones you love will soon recover and have a better quality of life when all is said and done.
   Here's my quick-n-easy chocolate cake. Actually found the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Cooking for Two Cookbook, printed sometime in the 60s or 70s. Cake pictured here is the recipe doubled, and I used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder.
   The icing is the EASIEST and yummiest chocolate icing I've ever come across...Mom's recipe that she got from a friend ages ago.
Fudge Cake for Two
3 tbs. cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbs. oil
1/2 cup boiling water
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted butter
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine liquid ingredients in a small bowl. Pour liquids into the dry ingredients and blend 'til smooth. Pour into greased and floured 9" square pan. Bake 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Easy Chocolate Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tbs. melted butter
4 tbs. cocoa powder
pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbs. or so of hot coffee
Mix all of the icing ingredients until smooth. Ices one 9"x13" cake.
   One of these days I must get better at taking pictures...unfortunately, my perfectionism hasn't extended to that genre as of yet, or I'd never post anything!
   Also, I will never claim to be a perfect cook. I just like to eat good-tasting food, whether it looks perfect is incidental to me! I do like to share recipes that we enjoy, especially EASY RECIPES, and I get a huge kick when others do the same. And of course, scratch cooking means far less packaging waste in our landfills.
   So, if you'd like, feel free to leave your link here to a post of your favorite cake recipe. One day soon I'll have the time to visit and catch up on what's going on in your worlds. Can't wait!


Marie said...

I just did a post with my favorite cakes:
They are century old recipes from France...and very simple.

I don't like icing much although sometimes it suits the cake well. I'll try this one, it looks scrumptious!

Wan Sharif said...

Like this statement "I just like to eat good-tasting food.". Looks are for the eyes.. ha..ha..
Will be refering to your blog and those recommended blogs if the urge to eat good - tasting food overwhelm our household..
Have a nice and productive days ahead..

Anonymous said...

It looks delicious.

Jennifer said...

Oh, my my my...another delectable chocolate post from you! The Brownie-Pudding Cake you posted is now a favorite here in our house. We're chocoholics and it's way too easy to make. I have no willpower! I'm sure I'll be trying this one too. I'm really going to have to start exercising more if I keep reading your blog :)

Guillaume said...

This is my kind of cake. I might try to make it, so thanks for the recipe.

Lynn said...

This cake looks so delicious! You have some wonderful recipes here, Dmarie! Thanks for sharing them.

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