I see my last couple of photos are very "warm" looking... took them inside without true lighting.. sorry about that. I thought it was time to share a recipe :) haven't tried these out, but BOY do they look YUMMY. If you make them (before I do) PLEASE drop me a comment and let me know what you think of 'em :) Enjoy!!!
Starbuck’s Chocolate Fudge Squares with Mocha Glaze
½ cup unsalted butter at room temp.*
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
½ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 generous cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp.
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup brewed double-strength coffee (dark roast)
**Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8” square baking pan. To make fudge squares: in a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar & egg. In a small bowl, sift together the flour & baking powder. Add to butter mixture. Then add the melted chocolate, being careful not to over-beat. Add the milk, vanilla & walnuts, stirring just to blend.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and the top springs back when pressed lightly, about 30 min. Allow the cake to cool completely. Meanwhile make glaze.
To Make Glaze: In a med. Bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, chocolate & vanilla. Stir in the coffee and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate the glaze until cool, then pour over the top of the cake & cut the cake into squares.
**do not use fat-reduced butter or stick marg. The water content doesn’t give good results in cooking .