When I learned that the Silver Screen Suppers blogger needed recipe testers for her Hollywood stars' recipes, I jumped on the chance to try them out. I requested several recipes, and the first one I made was Fred MacMurray's Chocolate Fudge Upside Down Cake. This cake was especially great because Mr. MacMurray hails from my in-laws' hometown of Beaverdam, Wisconsin. Not only did I feel a swell of state pride as I whipped up the cake, it also turned out to be quite delicious.
So....here it is!
It definitely tasted better than it looked. If I make it again, I will certainly choose a more suitable platter than my grandma's cake keeper--one with sides to catch all the drippy chocolate sauce that ran off the cake and onto my counter. Who knew that a "chocolate fudge" cake would actually be doused in chocolate? Ha. The top of the cake (which became the bottom) is also covered in chopped walnuts, but we thought we might try pecans or peanuts another time.
Check out the Silver Screen Suppers blog and the upcoming cookbook that will feature this recipe.