What’s cookin’, hot stuff?

Have you read HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR yet?  I keep promising a quiz & a couple of really cute giveaways, & they are on their way.  I swear!

Keep an eye out next week, when I will finally get off my butt & share the fun stuff. Really.  I mean it this time.

In the meantime, you’d better read the book & brush up on your Marc & Vanessa trivia so you’ll be ready. :chick


Okay, so I promised a final recipe—submitted by one of our very own Darlings of The Dungeon—last week.  But then I got a little sidetracked by my melancholy at not attending the RWA conference in New York.  So I filled the week with mopey-dope stuff instead.  (Hey, the Black & Blue Party was fun, wasn’t it?! :tongue )

I will make it up to you today, though!

All of the recipes you guys submitted sounded fabulous, & I really, really am going to try them.  (Just as soon as I’m finished with this deadline & get back to actually cooking instead of simply eating Spaghetti Os straight out of the can. :spaghetti )

But the one I think I’m going to post again…maybe because it makes me hungry every time I think of it *g*…is Carole’s recipe for chocolate cake that’s supposed to taste like fudge.  Chocolate cake & fudge—omg, gimme now! :eats


Pre-heat oven to 350-degrees.

In a large bowl, combine:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a saucepan, mix:

1 cup water
1 stick margarine
4 Tablespoons Hershey cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Heat on stove and bring to a boil.
Pour liquid into bow of dry ingredients and beat well.

Place in 11×17 sheet pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

In the same saucepan that you used for the chocolate mixture, combine:

4 Tablespoons of Hershey cocoa
1 stick margarine
6 Tablespoons milk

Melt on low heat, then mix in about 1 box of powdered sugar.

Let cake cool for about 5 minutes before spreading frosting on cake.

When it cools, it tastes like you’re eating fudge!  Yum!

I hope I got everything right, Carole!  Please let me know if I need to make any corrections.  I also didn’t know what this cake looked like when it was ready to eat, so I kind of…um, “fudged” that, too. :wink

Enjoy, everyone!


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  1. Paula R. says:

    Hey lady, it seems like you need a chocolate fix. I mean…yesterday’s dish is a prime example…lol!!! I’m back, and it feels good to visit the dungeon again. Good luck with the deadline. happy writing!!!!

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

    • Heidi says:

      LOL So glad to have you back, Paula! Don’t disappear on us again, okay?! :crying

      And yesterday, I really did need a choc fix. So desperately, I got into the bag of chocolate chips. But if you ever repeat that, I’ll totally deny it! :hide

      • Paula R. says:

        Um…no need to repeat that…you let it hang out there…lol!!!

        It’s good to be back. I missed you guys.

        Peace and love,
        Paula R.

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