Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I thought it was a good time to post a quick and easy treat.  Since I can not give you the chocolate you so richly deserve, I’m giving you one of our favorite recipes.

I’m the kind of  girl who hides chocolate in my sock drawer.  It may be there a day, a week or month, but I know it  is waiting for me when I need a good fix.  My family is jealous of my stash, but I feel no guilt.  It’s mine! And if they want a stash?  They are able-bodied enough to get their own.

Sadly, sometimes my stash is gone.  So I keep the ingredients to this cake in my cupboards for emergencies.  It’s pretty easy to keep the supplies on hand since it does not require eggs.  And you may already have everything at home to make this tonight 🙂

Hot Fudge Cake

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Mix

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

(I use 2 cups self rising flour so I skip the salt and baking powder)

6 tbsp. cocoa

2/3 cup melted butter

3 tsp. vanilla

Add all ingredients and beat until smooth.  Pour ingredients in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

In a small bowl combine:

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

8 tbsp. cocoa

Blend and then sprinkle evenly over batter.

Pour 2 1/2 cups of hot water over cake.  DO NOT STIR.  Bake 40 minutes or until cake is almost set.  Let stand 15 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

DIG IN!

That’s my Valentine to you!

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