I am not sure how much more rain I can take.
Or should I say, how much more rain my waistline can take!
Saturday's weather was as much like a monsoon as I have ever experienced,
so I spent the day baking,
I started with bread....
Next, moved to cookies...
Followed that with a double batch of black and white biscotti...
The grand finale was this chocolate fudge cake...
I am sure it is the best I have ever made...maybe even the best I have ever eaten.
It is so, so yummy, that I thought I would share the recipe, in case you wanted to try it too!
Wellesley Fudge Cake
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup water
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt chocolate in water in saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Cool. Mix flour, soda and salt. Cream butter. Gradually beat in remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Blend in vanilla and chocolate mixture.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch layer pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on rack. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides. Garnish with chipped nuts, if desired.
Classic Fudge Frosting
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
dash of salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt chocolate with butter over very low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat. Combine sugar, salt, milk and vanilla. Add chocolate, blending well. If necessary, let stand until of spreading consistency, stirring occasionally. Spread quickly, adding a small amount of additional milk if frosting thickens.
Note, I used a couple bars of this for my unsweetened chocolate...
Yummy, rich, dark chocolaty decadence!
Here's hoping the sun soon shines,
or I will weigh a ton!