This recipe is another one from my childhood. It’s very easy and such a cheat because it uses Bisquick and there is nothing fancy about it at all but it is so cozy and delicious.
My recipe card is a photocopy of my mom’s recipe card. I have no idea where she got it from or how long she’s had it but it’s definitely the kind of recipe that makes me think of an era when housewives were just learning short cut type recipes and cooking for 2.5 kids in their new suburban homes.
If you google the hot fudge pudding cake and Bisquick, it says it’s impossible. I guess what’s impossible is understanding how mixing all these ingredients together creates so much gooey chocolatey pudding. I was explaining to Mike how the recipe turns out (I thought I made it for him but like six or seven years ago but he didn’t remember it) and he kept asking if there was pudding mix in it. My guess is it’s the hot water but I have no idea how this all works since I’m not a food scientist. But it does and it’s very good.
Most of the fudge is on the bottom so when you spoon it into dishes, you pour it on top. It’s the best part.
I think we always ate ours with Cool Whip but I haven’t had Cool Whip in years. We’re primarily a whipped cream in a can family these days.
I have been wanting to bake something for a few days now. I’m on vacation and have a lot of free time but I feel like we ate so much last weekend it seemed dumb to bake something when we were sort of fooded out.
This morning I finally decided that I had to do something and looking at the ingredients I had on hand, I decided to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. I looked around online and found this recipe. It was so easy to put together and made two loafs – one for now and one to freeze for later.
I think it turned out great and it was cooled in time to sample for brunch.
It was moist and soft inside and the outside had a little crunch to it.
This recipe is definitely a winner and it’s nice to have another bread to use in the future to bring somewhere or just have for ourselves if we decide we need something sweet.
I am not a fan of cooked fruit but Mike has a weird allergic-like reaction to most raw tree fruits with a pit or core. So when I saw Teddie’s Apple Cake on Alexandra’s Kitchen, I knew that he would love it.
It turned out perfect! It was very easy to make (especially since Mike peeled and sliced the apples).
I had a piece last night and it tasted really good. I still don’t loved cooked fruit but I can see how this would be a great cake for someone who does. The cake part is so moist and flavorful and the outer part is a little more dense and chewy.
Since I won’t be eating any more of it, we froze a large portion of it (hopefully it holds up) and Mike can enjoy a few more pieces this week.