FAVORITE FUDGE NUT CAKE (Good)
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup Nestles* Chocolate Quik powder
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Put the liquid ingredients into blender, blending till smooth. Put the Bisquick & Quik powder into 1 1/2 qt mixing bowl. Pour in blender mixture. Beat on med speed till smooth-about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl a few times during beating. Stir in walnuts if you want them.
Spread batter evenly into Pam-sprayed 8" square Pyrex baking dish. Bake at 350F (whether you use a glass baking dish or a metal baking pan) for 25 minutes or till toothpick inserted into center of cake, comes out clean. Cool in baking dish on wire rack 30 minutes and then apply the frosting.
FUDGE CAKE FROSTING
1 oz solid baking chocolate
1/4 lb (1 stick) margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup black coffee
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (option)
Melt chocolate, margarine, brown sugar & coffee together in small saucepan, over gentle heat so chocolate does not scorch. Stir it constantly, gradually increasing heat as you stir, sufficiently that it comes to a boil. Boil gently only 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar, vanilla till smooth. Remove beaters and stir in walnuts if you plan to use them.
Apply to cooled cake. Cut into 9 neat squares to serve.