Savannah Chocolate Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
approximately 20 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot Fudge Sauce:
  • 1 (4-ounce) bar German chocolate
  • 1/2 -ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • To make the cake, cream the brown sugar with the shortening in an electric mixer. Add the buttermilk and vanilla then the melted chocolate. With the mixer running, add eggs, 1 at a time. Sift the flour with the baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and beat for 2 minutes.

  • Grease and flour a 13 by 9 by 2-inch rectangular cake pan. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake until the cake is springy and a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly, about 40 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes then turn it out onto a rack to finish cooling.

  • To make the sauce: Melt the 2 chocolates with the butter in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir in the powdered sugar, alternating with evaporated milk and blending well. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, about 8 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Serve slices of cake topped with warm fudge sauce.


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