Thursday, January 28, 2016

Celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day with Hot Fudge Sundae Cake, Recipe, Romance Readers Want to Know Next Week

Ooey-gooey Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
Courtesy of Starr Roan
Hello and Welcome to the J.Q. Rose blog!

Yesterday, January 27 was National Chocolate Cake Day. Did you observe it? Well, I wanted to get out the box of Betty Crocker cake mix to celebrate, but the day got past me. So, instead, I celebrated today with our neighbors. This auspicious occasion needed a special chocolate cake, not a boxed cake mix. 

How lucky I was to come upon a recipe in my Church Ladies Cookbook. You know all the best tried and true recipes are found in these cookbooks. This cake is fun to make. No bowl or beaters to clean up after putting it together because it is mixed in the pan. Then you pour hot water over the batter. Yeah, really!

Here's the recipe! Thank you Starr for sharing this in The Fruit of the Spirit Cookbook, Fremont United Methodist Church.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
Stir the following ingredients together in an ungreased 9 x 9 inch pan.
1 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Add the following ingredients to the pan
1/2 c. milk
2 T. oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix with a fork (I used a spoon) until smooth.)
Spread evenly in pan. 

Mix together 1 c. brown sugar and 2 T. cocoa. Sprinkle over batter.
Pour 1 3/4 c. hot water over batter. Do not stir.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.Let stand 15 minutes. Spoon cake into dishes and top with ice cream. Spoon extra sauce from pan over top.
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Michelle Lee's eye-catching book cover design for my latest mystery, Deadly Undertaking, has been chosen for a book design contest at Author Shout's Cover Wars.

Deadly  Undertaking by J.Q. Rose
A handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim kill Lauren’s plan for a simple life.
. Unfortunately it is the third from the last cover at the bottom of the display. If you get a minute, please scroll through the ten covers, then vote for Deadly Undertaking to recognize Michelle's talent in cover designs. 

Here's the link. You can vote all week. Much appreciated.
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Romance Readers Want to Know Series
Thursdays this winter on the J.Q. Rose blog
Thursday, February 4--We kick off the Romance Readers Want to Know series! Meet authors and learn the behind the scenes life of authors. Ask them questions. Win prizes!! Talented, experienced author Nancy Bell kicks off the series on Thursday. She'll be awarding an e-book to a lucky commenter!!
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Did you observe Chocolate Cake Day? I know, I know. We don't really need to eat chocolate cake just on that day. As far as I'm concerned, every day could be chocolate cake day. How about you? What's your favorite cake? Leave a comment below. Thank you.

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3 comments:

Marsha said...

Wow, JQ. The recipe made my mouth water!! I FBed and tweeted. Everyone needs to see it and your lovely cover. :)

J Q Rose said...

Thanks so much, Marsha. Just ordered Act of Trust for my Kindle. Looking forward to reading it.

Lidy said...

Unfortunately I didn't realize it was Chocolate Cake Day until it was too late. Don't think I can continue to call myself a chocoholic anymore.