Yes, yes, it’s very understandable! Everyone needs chocolate. It, at least, is a sort of weekly crave. Even those who aren’t chocolate-everything fanatics can’t help but glance over a chocolate cake recipe and think, “I’m making this…someday…soon…tomorrow…right now!” It’s almost like everyone needs chocolate, and no one knows why! “Well,” you say, “I don’t!” However, for those of us who need to satisfy our weekly chocolate cravings, please read further…
I made the cake itself from this recipe : http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/2011/3/23/devils-food-cake.html
I added a little more sugar, but the idea of using brewed coffee for a moist chocolate cake really, really works! And the batter (which is always the best part of the cake, for some reason!) was very good. It was smooth and satisfying, like a rich chocolate well that’s so deep, it never ends.
Now, as a general rule, it seems that baking soda cakes don’t taste as delicious as baking powder ones do. That’s all personal opinion, though. The cake wouldn’t have tasted quite so good though, without the sauce!
FOR THE SAUCE, YOU WILL NEED:
1 stick of butter/margarine (liquid butter alternative also works. Eyeball it, and see how much of it you need to use!)
2 cups of confectioners sugar
3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
(NOTE: This recipe is similar to the one on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa powder container, although it is NOT identical in the least bit. It seems that all chocolate sauce recipes are similar, but it’s that one ingredient/tip that makes one recipe better than the other!)
Melt the butter in the saucepan over low heat. After the butter is melted, gradually add the cocoa powder, and stir until clumps are out. Add the the cream and the confectioners sugar alternatively, beginning and ending with the confectioners sugar. Add the salt, and then stir in the vanilla. Take OFF the stove eye immediately, and allow to cool (about 10 minutes). Make sure that everything is well mixed, making the sauce smooth.
Pour over the smooth/fluffy/pillow-y chocolate cake. I served the sauce warm, but it’s all personal preference. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to chocolate! Then, add some whipped cream.
This dessert is the perfect ending to any day. It’s like sitting down, on a warm bed, with a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. *How lovely!*
So this is another new meaning of handmade. Meals made by hand automatically taste so much better than those from the store. You can taste the difference. Hope you enjoy it! This is really an amazing chocolate sauce (and cake!) recipe!