Savannah Chocolate Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce

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Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
3   eggs
2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Hot Fudge Sauce:
One 4-ounce bar German chocolate
1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together brown sugar and shortening; add buttermilk and vanilla.  Add melted chocolate, then add eggs one at a time.  Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to creamed mixture; beat for 2 minutes.  Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch greased, floured pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Hot Fudge Sauce:

Melt chocolate and butter in saucepan over very low heat.  Stir in powdered sugar, alternating with evaporated milk, blending well.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook and stir until mixture becomes thick and creamy, about 8 minutes.  Stir in vanilla; serve warm over Savannah Chocolate Cake (or your favorite sheet cake).

Yield: Approximately 20 servings
Preparation time:  15 minutes
Cooking time:  55 minutes
Ease of Preparation:  Easy

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Savannah Country cookbook/Christmas Special Edition 2006 issue
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By jodie moore on March 05, 2013


Pauline, Paula's recipe "Chocolate Sybil Cake" uses a can of Hershey's chocolate syrup, if that's the one your referring to.

By Blackberry Cobbler on December 18, 2012


Paula showed a cake on her show 7 or 8 jul when she said her l Landlady and friend Sophie gave her the recipe using a can of Hershe's chocolate syrup in the chocolate/car,el cake. Please send me the Recipe. Thank you Pauline Spivey Email:

By Pauline Spivey on July 15, 2012

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