Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chocolate Cake Squares (Grandma Hermalin's)

Chocolate Cake Squares (Grandma Hermalin's)
Source: Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts (Andrews & McMeel Publishing, 1999 ed.), pg. 42.

I made these for Oscar night and they were a big hit. These is a plain Devil's Food-ish cake with a delicious ganache icing. Compare it to a general boxed cake mix and it is easy to see why baking from scratch is superior. These are excellent with ice cream or a glass of milk!

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 TBS. instant coffee
1/2 cup boiling water

The recipe is very easy to make - you basically mix all the ingredients together! It is baked in a 9 inch square pan.

The icing is made with 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate and 2 ounces of butter.

The icing is poured over the cake and it will run over the sides. 


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