chocolate cake squares with eggnog sauce

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

I have had this recipe a long time from one of Hershey's Holiday Cookbooks or leaflets. My family enjoys this a lot- I especially love the eggnog sauce on top and even use the sauce on my apple and pumpkin pies and other desserts too!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 10 or more servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cake squares with eggnog sauce

  • CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or sour milk (3/4 c. milk and 1/4 c lemon juice)
  • 3/4 c
    hershey's cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c
    boiling water
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
    solid shortening-buttery crisco ,i use
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla-yes tablespoon
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt- that's a pinch
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • EGGNOG SAUCE:
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1 1/3 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 lg
    egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tsp
    brandy vanilla extract or bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 or 3 dash
    ground nutmeg
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How To Make chocolate cake squares with eggnog sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350^ and spray a 13x9-inch cake pan, set aside. --- Stir baking soda into buttermilk in medium bowl; set aside. Stir together cocoa and water until smooth; set aside.
  • 2
    Beat butter, shortening and sugar in a large mixer bowl until creamy; add eggs, vanilla and salt; beat well- add buttermilk mixture alternately with flour to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add cocoa mixture; blend throughly. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes test at 35 minutes with toothpick . Cool completely. Serve with Eggnog Sauce.
  • 3
    Eggnog Sauce: Stir cornstarch and water in saucepan until smooth. Add milk, sugar, and egg yolks, beat with whisk until well blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in extract. Cool completely. Sprinkle nutmeg over top. Cover; refrigerate leftover sauce.
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