Taste and Create was started as a food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. The whole purpose of Taste and Create was, and has been, and continues to be to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. The participants of the event are paired together and try a new recipe from one another's blog. My partner this month is Kat from Study Food. I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon perusing her recipes and decided on her COCOA FUDGE CAKE because I also had a lot of fun with the Joanne Fluke books. Kat's recipe is here. Kat had halved the sugar which I didn't do to try and keep it original. I then added a hershey's milk chocolate icing.COCOA FUDGE CAKE
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 stick butter
1 cup water
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
- Set oven to 350 degrees, and grease your cake pan. Kat used a silicon Bundt pan, but the original recipe calls for a 9"x13" tin. I decided to also use a Bundt pan.
- Sift the flour and sugar together into a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mix the milk, vanilla, baking soda and eggs. Set aside.
- Bring the butter, water and cocoa to a boil over medium heat.
- When done boiling gradually pour into the flour/sugar mixture and stir to combine.
- Follow this with the milk mixture and fold all ingredients together.
- Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Because this is a fudge cake - you don't want the center to be cooked all the way through, but the outside should be firm enough to hold its own when removed from the pan. Joanne Fluke suggests this should take 20-25 minutes.
- Best served warm, and reheats brilliantly. Enjoy!