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We all get those last minute calls, “Can I come for Shabbos?” but you have nothing in the house to serve for dessert because your freezer stash was empty. These cakes can be made in no time at all.

CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF

1½ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup sugar

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

2 eggs

¼ cup sour cream (parve)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour an 8½” x 4½” loaf pan. In medium bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, and salt, blend­ing well; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and blend well, then add the sour cream and vanilla and blend well. Gradu­ally add the flour mixture to this egg mix­ture and mix until well blended. Fold in the mini chocolate chips, distributing evenly in the batter. Fill your loaf pan with the batter and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or un­til a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the loaf cool in pan 5-10 min­utes before removing. Cool completely on a wire rack. While loaf is cooling, you can make the frosting.

VERY CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 cup powdered sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3½ tablespoons half & half (coffee rich works, too) (or more, if you want a thinner glaze)

Stir powdered sugar and cocoa pow­der together in a small bowl. Add the half & half and blend until smooth and creamy.

I once got a call, about 1½ hours before candle lighting, that I was having unexpect­ed Shabbos guests coming. With no cake in the house, I whipped this up in five min­utes, baked it, and was ready to serve in time for Shabbos!!!

QUICKIE HARVEY WALLBANGER CAKE

1 box of Duncan Hines Orange Supreme Cake Mix

½ cup orange juice

¼ cup vodka

¼ cup Amaretto

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon water

Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil together.

Blend them with a mixer on slow.

Add orange juice, Amaretto, and vodka.

Stir together.

Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.

Mix powdered sugar and water together with a fork until smooth, and drizzle over cooled cake.

CHOCOLATEMAYONNAISECAKE

1 cup water

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons baking cocoa

2 tablespoons baking soda

Frost with easy peasy [sic] frosting:

Take Duncan Hines vanilla frosting (and/or chocolate), put one tablespoon of this in a plastic cup.

Microwave for 2 seconds at a time until melted. Pour over cake. Looks great.

Gail Hochman has been a Bergen County resident for over 30 years and has been blessed with many grand­children.

By Gail Hochman

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