You’ll have to use your imaginations here …
RING … RINNNGGGGGG …
SS: Hi! Whatcha doing for dinner tonight. I know the Dear One is away and you’re home alone. Come over for dinner and a movie. Just me and he kids. This way I won’t have to rescue you after you’ve done something I Love Lucy-esque.
Me: Okay. That’s great.
SS: Well, not just me and the kids … 4 or 5 other people as well.
Me: Oh? (Wishing I hadn’t answered the phone now) Sure. What can I bring? (when will I learn NOT to ask that question!?)
SS: How about dessert?
Me: Okay. What time?
SS: How about an hour?
Me: See you then.
SS: Andrea? Don’t lock the door when you leave!
AN HOUR? Come up with and make dessert and drive into town IN AN HOUR!? Now what am I going to do?
Simple ingredients. One pan. Quick to throw together. Cools in the pan. Baked in 30 minutes. I.AM.SAVED!
Fudgey and dense, chocolatey without being too sweet, this cake is the answer to any last minute guests or dinner invitations!
Oh, and ice cream. Ice cream is great on top of this cake.
- 1/2 C (1 stick) butter
- 1 C sugar
- 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 3/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts
- Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 8-inch square cake pan.
Melt butter, sugar and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. When melted, add flour, salt and baking powder. Stir well. Add eggs, vanilla and pecans, if using.
Stir well and pour into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into squares while hot. Let cool in pan.
When cool, dust top with powdered sugar.
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