This chocolate pudding cake is one of my favorite recipes from my mom. Also known as hot fudge pudding cake or chocolate sundae cake, it combines yummy chocolate cake and pudding in one easy recipe. It's great paired up with ice cream or some nice cold milk. [Read more…]
I have been asked a number of times if you can make a fruitcake from the discarded fruit leftover from dandelion wine making. People just hate to throw it out. I can now confirm that, yes, you can make dandelion wine fruitcake – and it tastes pretty good. My brother gave it a thumbs up and said it was some of the best fruitcake he ever tasted. The boys were more lukewarm in their reception. They could still taste too much of the wine, and they don't care for the flavor of wine.
First, if you want to try this recipe, you need to make a batch of homemade dandelion wine. (Fruit strained from other homemade wine making forays is likely to work, too.) When you strain the fruit out of the wine, set it aside for this recipe. It'll keep easily in the refrigerator for several weeks, if needed, because of the alcohol content. Think along the lines of “brandied cherries”, except in this case we have a wine soaked citrus and raisin medley. So, without further ado – dandelion wine fruitcake. [Read more…]
My summer job through most of high school and college was at the family catering business, Irene's Custom Cakes & Catering. (Irene was my mom.) We baked hundreds of cakes over the years, for everything from weddings to birthdays to baby showers. My sister, Mary, was the primary decorator, but we all knew our way around an icing tube and pitched in when needed. [Read more…]