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Friday, February 11, 2011

Cook for a Campground Potluck

Janet Groene's
Volcano Cake for a Crowd

     This cake separates into a cake layer floating over a volcano of hot fudge sauce, so it’s recommended for a self-serve dish. At a big campground party, serve it as a team effort in a buffet line. One server puts a portion of cake on a plate and spoons on some hot sauce. Another adds whipped cream or ice cream. This recipe bakes in two, 2-inch-deep, 8 X 12-inch baking pans. To serve 40 people, cut each pan in 4 rows, then 5 rows; to make 50 portions, make cuts 5 X 5. 

6 cups flour
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups milk
1 ½ sticks butter or margarine, melted
6 cups chopped nuts
6 cups packed brown sugar
 1 ½ cups dry cocoa powder
2 quarts plus 2 ½ cups very hot water

    1. Stir dry ingredients together and stir in milk and melted butter. Fold in nuts and spread batter in greased pans.
    2. Mix brown sugar and 1 ½ cups cocoa and sprinkle over batter. Drizzle hot water over all. Bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes or until cake layer is springy to the touch .
    To serve, cut cake into squares and place squares upside down on serving plates, then spoon on hot sauce. 

See more of Janet's everyday or potluck recipes for camping and boating at
http://www.CampAndRVCook.blogspot.com
and
http://www.BoatCook.blogspot.com

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