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Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Tunnel of fudge

This cake has made it back around the block!  Back in the day it was one of the most popular cakes around.  I have made and eaten my share.  Just the other week it came across my inbox from The New York Times, but it’s a little different from the original.  In the 1960’s this cake won 2nd place in the Pillsbury Bake-Off.  How did it not win first????   Anyway, its most famous ingredient was a box of Pillsbury Chocolate frosting.  When Pillsbury stopped producing the frosting there was an outcry from all the Tunnel of Fudge lovers so Pillsbury enlisted the help of a chemist-baker to come up with a Tunnel of Fudge from scratch.  In my book it is a 1st prize winner.

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Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

Buttermilk fudge

I cannot make candy ! My husband loves divinity and I have never had any luck with it.   When I bought my Kitchenaid mixer I had this idea of grandeur thinking that with a new mixer that I could now make divinity.  After three attempts in one day I just gave up.  I’m just not a candy maker.  When I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit all my failures from making candy  just disappeared from my memory.  I can do this.    It looked so delicious. It can’t be that difficult.   Finally for me success at making the best Fudge ever!   This is a great candy for the holidays.  Use it for gifts or just eat it all yourself.   To top it off it is really easy.  You’ll just need a candy thermometer.

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Fudge Cupcakes and The Key to Happiness!

You may have noticed that my blog has been left unattended for a short while.  Life for me now is a little ruffled around the edges.  In fact I am having to just step back a bit and regroup myself.  It is not anything earth shattering for that matter, but when it’s happening to you it seems that you are in it all alone.  I am struggling though with several things that mean a lot to me.   Along with those few things that are very personal the end of the school year has been busier than usual.  My dearest friend, my go to person when everything is falling apart around me retired from teaching.  I hosted along with seven other friends a celebration for her many years of dedication and love of teaching.  I am going to miss her.  She and I have taught together at the same schools for thirty years.  I cannot imagine my school day without her there.  Of course there are others that will no longer be there to share my day, too.  It’s sad for me.

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