Friday, February 22, 2008

Decadent Fudge Cake

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate mini-morsels
- divided
2 (4-oz) bars sweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening
- divided
4 oz. white chocolate, chopped

Cream butter in large bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour. Add 1 cup mini-morsels, melted chocolate, chocolate syrup and vanilla, stirring just until blended. Bake in heavily greased bundt pan at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 25-35 minutes. Invert immediately onto serving plate. Let cool completely. Melt white chocolate and 2 tablespoons shortening in double boiler. Drizzle over cake. Melt 1/2 cup mini-morsels and 2 teaspoons shortening in small saucepan over low heat. Drizzle over white chocolate.

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~Erma Bombeck

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