Wow… this sauce is such a wonderful recipe that it’s worth making so you can dress up almost any dessert. Company coming over? Toast some slices of pound cake or angel food cake (or even ice cream) and drizzle this fudge sauce over top. Sweet tooth craving something decadent? Spoon a little warmed sauce over cut up fruit. Dinner still an hour away and you’re looking for something to “hit the spot” so you don’t over indulge and ruin your dinner? Have a small spoonful of this sauce, cold, right out of the fridge. It’s dark, deep, and oh, so delicious. I’m confident that you’ll want to keep this recipe on hand for the foreseeable future.
The best part of this recipe, in my opinion, is that it’s just so darn easy to make. The original recipe came from my boys’ elementary school cookbook, but I just had to tweak it until it hit all the high notes for me (read: needed wine). You’ll want to have the following ingredients on hand and ready to go.
- 5 squares of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
- dash of salt
- 1 tall can evaporated milk (it’s about 1 2/3 cup total)
- 2 Tablespoons of red wine
- 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
- To start, melt chocolate and margarine over low heat, whisking until the chocolate is thoroughly melted.
- Add the salt to the sugar and add the wine to the evaporated milk.
- Alternately add sugar/salt and milk/wine to the chocolate mixture, blending well with a whisk.
- Once thoroughly incorporated, bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Cook and stir until thick and creamy, about 8 minutes, then turn off heat and stir in vanilla.
That’s all there is to making your own homemade fudge sauce. The red wine adds just a touch of richness without altering the flavor to a great degree. I have tasted it both ways…. feel free to omit the wine if you prefer, but I really enjoyed its’ addition. Store this sauce in jars (or plastic containers) in the fridge and heat to serve as desired. I used this sauce recently to pair with a loaf of angel food cake when bringing dinner and dessert to my neighbors. Such a simple thing, but it was a wonderful thing to share with friends.
Fudge sauce… the new way to share some love with others? Enjoy!