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Sheilah Kaufman
Cookbook Author and Cooking Instructor
Potomac, Maryland

Sheilah Kaufman

Bourbon Street Fudge Cake
 (serves 12 to 14)

Recipe from the The Best of High Meadows --- A Selected Recipe Collection

This is the best chocolate cake ever!  It tastes delicious with cream cheese
frosting or with fresh raspberries or strawberries" --- Peter Sushka

1)  Dusting of unsweetened cocoa
2)  1 3/4 cups water
3)  2 teaspoons instant coffee
4)  1/4 cup bourbon liquor
5)  5 oz. unsweetened chocolate
6)  1 cup butter
7)  2 cups sugar
8)  2 cups all-purpose flour
9)  1 tsp. baking soda
10) 2 large eggs
11) 1 tsp. vanilla

1)  Grease a bundt pan and dust with unsweetened cocoa.
2)  Preheat oven to 275 deg f. (no higher!)
3)  Simmer water, coffee, and bourbon together for 3 minutes.
4)  Add chocolate and butter and stir gently over medium heat
      until melted and smooth.
5)  Remove from heat, stir in sugar until blended, and cool for
      3 minutes.
6)  Transfer chocolate to a large bowl of an electric mixer.
7)  Separately, stir together flour and baking soda.
8)  At medium speed, add flour 1/2 cup at a time, to chocolate
      batter, then mix another minute.
9)  Add eggs 1 at a time, then add vanilla (batter will be thin).
10)Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until
      cake tests done.
11)Cool on a rack for 20 minutes.

This cake is best if not refrigerated.  It may be difficult to remove pan from pan, which is why the dusting of cocoa is recommended --- it works better than flour.


Sinfully Delicious Kahlua Cake
        (serves 8 to 10)

1) 1 chocolate cake make from your favorite recipe or a mix
2) 1/4 cup Kahlua
3) 1 Five oz. box chocolate pudding, instant or regular,
4) 12 oz. container Cook Whip
5) 3 to 4 Heath's Butterfingers candy bars, coarsely chopped
     in a blender or processor

1) Cut the cake horizontally into 4 layers, or tear into pieces
     for trifle.
2) On a cake plate (or in a large brandy snifter) place one layer
     of the cake.
3) Spread with 1/4 of the Kahlua.
4) Spread with 1/4 of the chocolate pudding.
5) Top with 1/4 of the Cool Whip.
6) Sprinkle with 1/4 of the candy.
7) Repeat, using all the layers and ending with Cool Whip (ice
     the cake or top the trifle).
8) Sprinkle with remaining candy.

Easy baking!!