Sour Cream Fudge Cake

This cake is rich, moist, and chocolaty. I recently baked this Sour Cream Fudge Cake for a special occasion, filling it with Nutella and frosting it with vanilla butter cream icing. Everyone loved it! Give it a try.

Sour Cream Fudge Cake

Ingredients

Sour Cream Fudge Cake

For the cake:

  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup Nutella

For the butter cream frosting:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Spray two 8 or 9 inch round pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, sour cream, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined, scraping the bowl occasionally, about 3 minute. Pour evenly into pans.
  3. Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 28 to 32 min. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Remove from pans and place on wire rack. Cool completely! If you don’t let the cake cool before assembling it, the Nutella will melt and you’ll have a mess on your hands.
  4. For the frosting: Beat the butter with electric mixing until fluffy. Add confectioner sugar, sour cream, and vanilla, and beat until combined, fluffy, and of spreading consistency.
  5. Place one cake layer on a plate. Spread Nutella over it. Top with second layer, and then cover sides and top with butter cream frosting.

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This month, I am offering my book HER FAKE ROMANCE for just 99¢ for Kindle readers—a $3 savings off the regular price! Julia, the protagonist in the book, is a caterer and this Sour Cream Fudge Cake is something she might bake. Here are a few reviews for the book:

“I loved the emotional build-up with just the right amount of sexual tension.” ~Kindle Reader

“…strong characters, heated passion.” ~Romantic Times

“The author’s style was pure delight, fun and funky. Modern and very entertaining. I never would have thought that a fake romance could be so funny and emotional at the same time. HJ Top Pick!”  ~HarlequinJunkie.com

About the book:

“Mom, get a life!”

Her teenage daughter’s words are daunting. True, struggling single mom Julia Jones hasn’t had a date in over a decade, but she could still catch a man–if she needed to! So Julia, who claims not to want a husband, finds herself entangled in a fake romance.

Ryan Shane is tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome. And he just so happens to need a no-strings date himself. Their plan is perfectly thought out. Until a conveniently staged good-night kiss turns into very inconvenient passion…

This book contains bonus material that includes several delicious recipes! Grab this deal in the Kindle Store.

Happy Eating and Happy Reading!

Pumpkin Roll Recipe by @DonnaFaz #mgtab

Pumpkin Roll RecipeNovember brings cool, crisp temperatures, gorgeous colorful leaves, delicious family feasts, and Pumpkin Roll! My family goes crazy for Pumpkin Roll. In this Pumpkin Roll recipe, I use a ready-made spice blend that includes cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice… all the tastes that celebrate autumn.

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Roll cake:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup canned pumpkin

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Roll filling:

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
More powdered sugar for garnish if desired

Instructions:

  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan; line with parchment paper. Allow 2-inches of overhang on the 15-inch sides of the pan for easy removal. Spray the parchment with baking spray so it will peel off the cake.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, spice mix, and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and the white and brown sugars in larger mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Gently stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto a clean, dry cotton towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
  4. For filling: Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in small mixer bowl until smooth.
  5. Carefully unroll cooled cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Re-roll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate Pumpkin Roll at least four hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Did you know we are running a giveaway? Are you interested in winning a gift card or a free book? Click here to find out more details on this month’s contest. You can’t win if you don’t play!

 

Turn Ordinary Brownies Into Extraordinary! #Recipe #Foodies #mgtab

Double Chocolate English Toffee BitsHave plain ol’ brownies ever made you yawn? Here’s a pick-me-up that is sure to make you smile. When the box of brownie mix sitting in my pantry made me say, “Meh,” I knew I needed a solution. Quick. So I concocted this fast and easy fix that will turn ordinary brownies into extraordinary! I’ll never look at brownies the same way again.

I call these Double Chocolate English Toffee Brownies and my husband LOVES them.

Bake a batch of brownies as directed on the box. As soon as you pull the pan out of the oven, sprinkle the brownies with 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate pieces (use more, if you like). I use Nestles Mini Morsels because they melt faster than the regular sized chocolate chips. Wait about five minutes and then use a butter knife to spread the chocolate evenly over the top of the brownies. While the chocolate is still lusciously melty, sprinkle about a cup of Heath English Toffee Bits over the top. Wait until the brownies cool and then cut into squares. Delicious!

Do you have a quick and easy fix that changes a recipe from ordinary to extraordinary? Please share in the comment section below.

While I have your attention, can I tell you about the newest book in my A Family Forever Series? A REASON TO BELIEVE is a cute little fairy tale that’s chockfull of Irish Folklore. It’s available in ebook and in paperback. I hope you’ll look for it!

A Reason To Believe

About the book: It seems like a grand idea, temporarily trading her pixie wings for a womanly form to help handsome widower Paul Roland with his baby girl. And the moment she holds the precious bairn in her arms, Fern knows true happiness for the first time.

But Fern never anticipates the dizzying emotions she feels for the man who not only needs her as a nanny, but as a woman whose passion can heal his wounded heart. Suddenly the forbidden fairy rule she gently bends because of the baby is in danger of being irrevocably broken.

Some things are meant to be…

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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