Posted by starwoodgal on July 2, 2009
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to my sister, Dauna! (No numbers y’all). But – I’m sure she’d feel the same way I do. “No candles on my cake. It would look like the burning of Atlanta.”
For today’s recipe, a cake! Wish I could make it for you in person, Dauna.
Turtle Sundae Cake
1 box German chocolate cake mix
6 Tablespoons margarine
1 package (14 oz.) caramels
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup evaporated milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips
shredded coconut (optional – which I do not add because coconut is gross)
milk chocolate frosting
Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove the wrapping from caramels and place in the top of a double boiler. Add the evaporated milk and margarine. Place over boiling water to melt.
Stir occasionally. Stir chopped nuts into caramel mixture and blend well.
Mix cake mix according to package directions. Set aside ½ of the batter. Pour the remaining half of the batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Pour the caramel mixture over the cake and sprinkle with chocolate chips and coconut if desired. Pour remaining half of cake batter over the caramel mixture and bake for 20 to 25 minutes longer or until the cake springs back at touch. Cool. Frost with rich and creamy style milk chocolate frosting.
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Posted by starwoodgal on May 1, 2009
This is the fluffy dessert you might have sampled at a family reunion, church gathering, or baby shower. It is light, smooth, creamy, chocolaty, and extremely easy to make. Kids love this stuff!
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 stick butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip topping
1 small package instant chocolate pudding mix (I like using the dark chocolate)
2 cups milk
Shaved Hershey Bar
Maraschino Cherries (Optional)
- Mix crust ingredients and pat into a 9 x 12 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
- Blend ingredients for First Layer in a electric mixer until smooth and light. Spread on cooled crust.
- Prepare instant pudding and spread over the first layer.
- Top with Cool Whip, chopped nuts, shaved chocolate and dot with cherries. Refrigerate several hours. Cut into squares to serve.
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Posted by starwoodgal on March 4, 2009
Need Chocolate? Try this recipe. I’ve been making this cake for over 30 years. Easy, basic, rich, and addictive. Another excerpt from Mom’s family recipe book. I made this last night and brought it to the office this morning for a couple of co-worker’s birthdays. The vultures are circling my office!
Buttermilk Chocolate Sheet Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
In a saucepan:
melt 2 sticks butter
4 heaping Tablespoons cocoa
Add one cup boiling water and boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and pour over flour mixture and allow to cool.
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour into cake mixture and mix well. Pour into a jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
While cake is cooking:
Melt 1 3/4 sticks butter
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Just before you take the cake out of the oven, pour a one pound box of powdered sugar into the mix and stir well. Pour over warm cake and spread evenly.
Serve with cold vanilla ice cream on the side while cake is still warm. Heaven!
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