This is another one from my mom’s file. It is bittersweet to see her handwriting, beginning to fade, and the stains on the card that marked it as a favorite. I have updated it some and made it easier to understand..Mom was born in 1918 and so when she was writing these recipes things were a bit different!! This is delicious, old fashioned and basic comfort food. A slice with a cup of steaming coffee (with heavy cream and stevia please , or tea (Lady Grey, no milk thanks) or even a tall, cold glass of milk is a mini get away in itself!
Caramel Crunch Fudge Cake
1/2 c butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 c water
1 c rolled oats (old fashioed oatmeal)
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar packed
1/2 c chocolate syrup
1/2 c cold coffee brewed strong
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
In large pan mix butter and chocolate. Melt…add water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in oats, sugars, syrup, coffee, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Stir flour, baking soda, and salt into mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly.
Topping For Caramel Crunch Fudge Cake:
1/3 c butter
1/4 c whipping cream
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
As soon as cake comes from oven :
In small saucepan combine all ingredients for topping. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over cake. Broil 4-6 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until browned.
Just a couple of notes of interest. Check out A Slice Of Cherry Pie for this month’s In The Bag event. The foods to be used are:
Aubergines (eggplant to those of us in the US)
Read the blog for the details. I love these food events because they are fun and challenging and I end up thinking outside the box for a change!
No recipe on Chocolaterie Wanders Weblog but ooooh! Check out the chocolates they have been tasting in DC!
A new site (to me) that has been added to the Foodie Blogroll is Confabulation in the Kitchen written by Abby, a southern cook with a great eye for design. I loved the recipes on her site as well as the vintage look with all of the red she used in her design. I can’t help it – it is the artist in me!
Bake the cake, grab a slice while it is warm and gooey, pour some coffee and surf these sites for a bit…It is a wonderful way to relax and you deserve it!
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