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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fudge Upside Down Cake



Rich and dark chocolate cake with a layer of
ooey gooey chocolate on the bottom.
Serve warm with ice cream.
Yum!

Fudge Upside Down Cake

Cake

2 c flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 2/3 c sugar
4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 T butter, melted
1 c chopped pecans
1 c milk
1 t vanilla

Whisk dry (and nuts) and wet in separate bowls, then combine and stir well.
Batter is very stiff.  Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
(I had to add an extra T of milk to thin it very slightly to spread)

Sauce

1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c and 2 T cocoa
1 3/4 c hot water
1 t vanilla

Mix sugars and cocoa.  Add water and stir until smooth.  Stir in vanilla.
This is very runny.  Very slowly and gently, pour sauce over the cake batter.
Do not stir.

Bake 325 for 50 minutes.  Top should be well browned and firm to touch.
Mine took 10 minutes longer.  Bake until edges begin to pull away from pan.
Cool slightly.  Serve warm.  12 servings.  Spoon sauce over pieces and 
serve with ice cream.

I didn't serve it right away and simply put each portion in the microwave
15 seconds before adding the ice cream.

Enjoy!




I'm linking up with The Weekend Potluck

54 comments:

  1. Hey, Betsy..there is a problem...a white out is blocking some of your instructions.

    The cake looks just wonderful...will be back to see if you are able to remove the white block out..

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    1. thanks eliza...it's wonderful...really rich, too!

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  3. That looks fudging awesome!! hehe

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    1. here...have a piece with a cup of coffee! ice cream, too?

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  4. Oh how I love this recipe...my mama use to make something similar. Yours looks simply divine! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck....yeah!!!

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    1. I hadn't made this in years! Needed something really chocolatey for The Mister on Father's Day and found it in my recipe box. :) Very yummy!

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  5. Oh Betsy, that does look delicious! We are trying to diet around here and this does not help, that you post a delicious easy recipe made with normal ingredients in my kitchen.
    I'll keep this in mind for the next time we have some company. I am real sure, whether we are dieting or not, that Jeff and I should not eat this entire dessert by our selves.

    just read the recipe again - it would be easy to divide by half or even by 4 if I want to bake a smaller one. Thank you

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    1. it is easy and is ingredients on hand! so nice...and you know, next time I make it, I will divide it in half and put it in an 8x8....it was way plenty but of course we ate it all! haha.

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  6. Yeah that is gooey
    And not at all chewy
    So the cat and Pat will pass
    Unless I see a mime trespass at my grass
    Then it can get it in the face
    Hmm that is something all should embrace

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    1. ooh,...this would make a good slop in the face
      what a mess all over the place.
      could mess up his white makeup face
      and cause him so much disgrace!

      Jax will come and scold, you know
      as you just won't let the mime thing go!
      hahaha

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    2. LOL well it just caught on
      And so it continues to dawn
      And you even say it is a good idea as well
      So yep would be quite swell

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  7. My family would adore this!!! I live in a house full of chocoholics!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lizzy...I'm sure they would love it!

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  8. Looks yummy, easy, with handy ingredients and it's chocolate! What's not to like?

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  9. aaahhh, chocolate. good for whatever ails ya! yum I'm gonna need some for breakfast!

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    1. too bad this is all gone, or I'd be having some now with my morning coffee! ha.

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  10. Looks SO good and easy! The perfect combo!

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    1. and it smells so good when it's baking! Mmmmm...

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    1. wish you were here to share a piece!

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  12. oh that surely looks like it would jack up my diet...in a good way...smiles..

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    1. you? a diet? ok..have a tiny piece with a big coffee. :)

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  13. this looks wonderful, chocolate is my weakness!

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  14. The best! I have good memories of my mom making this when I was growing up. Always tried to get an extra serving when she wasn't looking :)

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    1. Really? Aww...nice memory. I think this recipe has been around forever! It's a good one...the basic ones are the best, aren't they?

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  15. Dear Betsy Brock, thank you for this recipe. I am now in the kitchen trying to convert every single component to a lo-cal equivalent. I will be here til next Friday!
    Millie xx

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    1. haha...don't do that..it will not be the same. Just have a tiny piece!

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  16. I found you at Sweets for a Saturday, and I got so wrapped up in your blog I forgot to leave a comment. So I'm back to comment on this gorgeous fudge upside down cake. I am 'pinning' your blog so I don't miss anything. LOVE IT!

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    1. well, thanks Angie! I'm glad you found me! Hope you try the cake...it's wonderful and so easy!

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  17. Oh, mercy me!! This is NOT helping my resolve to stay off the sweets for awhile! LOL! I'll just drool at the photo. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. save it for the next special event...you'll be happy! No sweets? How can you do that during the summer? Not with it being ice cream season...I couldn't!

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  18. Am going to try this tomorrow it looks delicious. You are a little to far too come for coffee but i'll think of you when I have my first slice

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    1. :) thanks, Karen! I hope you love it as much as we did!

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  19. Betsy, this looks really good---will definitely try it! TFS! I am still reading your blog, but haven't commented lately. Seems never enough time for everything. I have lost 51 pounds but still baking for the guys and work.
    Take Care!

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    1. Hi Lana! Nice to hear from you! 51 lbs? WOW...good for you! Your guys will love this...and I think you deserve a taste, too!

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  20. That is some rich looking cake! My glucose numbers are going up just looking at it. But with melting ice cream on it, it looks divine!

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  21. It looks divine and of course it is chocolate!! My daughter made lovely cupcakes today and I have eaten far too many! Will have to tell her about this now:) Thank you for following my blog today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  22. Hi Betsy, I've been making one similar to this for years. It's one of my very favorite desserts. Yours looks soooo pretty on your blue transferware.

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  23. What a lovely dish to serve your sweets upon. Do you have a hutch for all your wonderful dishes?

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  24. Oh my word this looks sinfully delicious. Bookmarking for the next time I have to make dessert. :-)

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  25. I'm drooling! Can't wait to try this recipe; sound like a hot fudge sundae just waiting for the ice cream!

    One question... in the sauce recipe you wrote "1/2 and 2T cocoa" is the 1/2 supposed to be half a cup...?

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  26. Hi Betsy - Just wanted to be sure you saw that I posted this recipe as my personal favorite at Weekend Potluck this past weekend. NOW Girlfriend...use that Featured Button! =) That's truly not why I choose it...I would have anyway, but think it's pretty funny that you could snag that button now. LOL Stay cool this next week. Sure hope you weren't affected by that recent storm. Hugs!

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  27. Just finished tasting a small piece of this delicious cake! I cut the recipe in half...just enough for the two of us for this Father's Day. Thank you for sharing.

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