I just licked a bowl clean. It was the right thing to do. There was the tinniest bit of butter sauce left in the bowl and I wasn’t about to let the dishwasher get it.
What’s that? You don’t know what butter sauce is? To quote Samuel L. Jackson in Jurassic Park: Hang on to your butts.
Butter sauce is the dreamy, decadent, sinful sauce my grandmother always used to put on chocolate cake. My daughter’s middle name is an homage to this woman, potentially for this reason alone. Its the go-to for birthdays in my family.
Did I mention that today is my birthday? Happy birthday to me!
The chocolate cake I made is simple and fits in the two 9 inch cake pans I own. I always have trouble finding a cake recipe that will fit in just those two pans. This recipe helps me not have to worry about that.
The butter sauce is mixed and melted in minutes, brought just shy of boiling (don’t you dare boil it, you’ll be sorry) and enjoyed hot.
This treat is best eaten in a bowl with a large glass of milk next to someone who knows CPR. Seriously.
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in boiling water. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Pour hot sauce over slices of chocolate cake.