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Chocolate Cake Squares with Eggnog Sauce Recipe
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Chocolate Cake Squares with Eggnog Sauce

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Eggnog Sauce (recipe follows)

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Stir baking soda into buttermilk in medium bowl; set aside. Stir together cocoa and water until smooth; set aside.

3. Beat butter, shortening and sugar in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and salt; beat well. Add buttermilk mixture alternately with flour to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add cocoa mixture; blend thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Serve with Eggnog Sauce.

Eggnog Sauce Makes about 1-3/4 cups sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1-1/3 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 teaspoon each brandy and vanilla extracts
Several dashes ground nutmeg

Stir cornstarch and water in saucepan until smooth. Add milk, sugar and egg yolks. Beat with whisk until well blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in extracts. Cool completely. Sprinkle nutmeg over top.


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