Wednesday, August 29, 2007


INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. instant coffee granules (decaf ok)
1 box Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Fudge cakemix
1/2 cup coffee brandy (Kahlua or generic) or strong coffee
2 Tbsp. Smart Balance buttery spread (or butter or margarine)
3 large eggs
1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams
1 little tub (4 oz.) applesauce, unsweetened

FROSTING: 1 tub any chocolate frosting
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams
2-3 Tbsp. coffee brandy or strong coffee

DIRECTIONS: Have all ingredients at room temperature before starting. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (350 for dark or coated pans). Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening and flour lightly or use baking cups for cupcakes. First, dissolve instant coffee granules in water. Blend all cake ingredients except applesauce at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Add applesauce. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately. See back of DH cake mix box for sizes and times.
(Tip for getting all the coffee brandy out of the measuring cup: Empty the coffee then crack the eggs in the measuring cup. The eggs will "clean out" the cup.)

For frosting, mix all ingredients by hand or with electric mixer till smooth and fluffy. Frost cakes.

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