Friday, August 14, 2009

Fred McMurray's Chocolate Fudge Upside Down Cake

"Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet" the saying goes and it is so lovely that people neither Ruthie nor I have ever met are rustling up Silver Screen Suppers dishes in kitchens all over the world. So a big thankyou goes out to Shirley in Wisconsin for testing and devouring Fred's Chocolate Cake.

This recipe certainly holds a few surprises the first time it is made and I love the fact that Shirley said, "the cake unexpectedly rested on a sea of fudge" - doesn't that just make you want to try it immediately?! It definitely is a gooey, chocolatefest of the highest order so be prepared to make a mess if you have a go at this one! Shirley took some pix of the process which you can see on her fab blog here:

I also love the fact that Shirley felt a swell of state pride as she whipped up the cake, as Fred hails from her in-laws' hometown of Beaverdam, Wisconsin.

Wonderful! Don't forget that you can always have a bottle of Fred McMurray wine to go with your cake - still being produced at his former vineyard in California - - yum!


Lolita said...

A "chocolate fudge upside down cake"? Sounds totally wacky! And tasty!

Lya de Putti said...

It's fabulous! And very easy too - you make the cake, pour a whole load of boiling water over the top and when you turn it out there is a gooey chocolate sauce in the bottom of the pan - genius!

Jael said...

There are a TON of recipes on here I'd love to ask you for... shall I just comment on the ones I'm interested in?

Do you have a master list someplace on the blog with all the recipes on it?

Anyway, this is one of the ones I would love to try!

Lya de Putti said...

Hi Jael - thanks for visiting! Unfortunately our publisher won't let us put the recipes up on the blog until the book is out. However, if you care to email me at I can send you the Fred McMurray recipe and a list of all those slated for the book. If you'd like to send us some feedback on the recipe we'll give you an acknowledgment in the book!