Monday, March 23, 2015

Fudge Ribbon Cake

A chocoholic's dream cake!

photo from Pinterest
If you like chocolate as much as I do, this cake is for you!  Rich, moist, dense, creamy...and with the Fudge Frosting, it doubles your chocolate pleasure!  

Warning:  This is NOT a light cake, it's got substance (mostly the chocolate, cream cheese kind).  Yum!

It's a 5-star, beautiful cake that people will think  took hours to prepare, when, really, it comes together quickly.

Your grandma or great-grandma may have made this cake back in the day.  It hasn't changed and delights everyone, while bringing back good memories.  My husband's niece gave me this recipe years ago, and whenever I've taken it to a pot luck dinner, or a special dessert for the family, everyone always asks for the recipe.  Now, I just carry copies with me.  Ha! 

Remember to slice your pieces on the smaller side, because it's filling.  It's also very worth it! 


Cheesecake Layer:
2 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1 egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream 2 Tbsp. butter with cream cheese, 1/4 c. sugar and cornstarch.  Add 1 egg, 2 Tbsp. milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Beat at high speed until smooth.  Set aside.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 cups milk (divided use)
2 eggs
4 oz. unsweetened Baker's chocolate (melted)
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine 2 cups flour with 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. 

Add 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup milk;  blend, and beat 1 1/2 minutes. 

Add 1/2 cup milk, 2 eggs, melted chocolate and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Spread 1/2 of batter into greased and floured 13x9" pan.  Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over to cover.  Top with remaining batter, and again, carefully spread to cover cream cheese mixture. 

Bake at 350'F for 50-60 minute. 

Cool and frost with Fudge Frosting.

Fudge Frosting:
1/3 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Combine milk and butter in pan; let come to a boil.  Remove from heat. 

Blend in chocolate. 

Stir in vanilla and sugar.  Beat until of spreading consistency.  Add a few drops of milk if necessary.  Spread evenly over cooled cake.

"O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful
and fully recompenses the proud doer.  Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord."   -Psalm 31:23-24

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