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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ruth's Hot Fudge Cake

This is such an easy and very rich moist chocolate cake-THE BEST EVER-our favorite! Best with ingred. at room temperature.
Sift in bowl :
2 & 1/2 cups flour
5 Tbs cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt.
Beat in another bowl:
1 cup oil
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or equivalent of milk plus 1 tab of white vinegar).
Combine wet and dry ingred. Beat till smooth, 2-4 minutes. Batter will be thin. Bake 350 in well greased 13 by 9 inch pan until pick BARELY comes out clean (because continues to cook some after removing from oven).
Hot Fudge Icing
4 Tbs butter
6 oz choc chips (semisweet)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
about 1/3 cup milk (little at a time until right consistancy
Melt butter and chips in microwave at 50% power--about 1-2 minutes. Add sugar, vanilla and enought milk to make a thick sauce--pour and spread over cake while cake is still warm, but not hot.

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