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Baked Fudge Cups with Orange Cream

Yield 8 servings
Somewhere between rich chocolate pudding and decadent fudge pie is the best way to describe this dessert. It's gooey, and the Orange Cream is just the light contrast needed.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • Orange Cream
  • Garnish: orange zest

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients. Add eggs; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add butter and vanilla, beating well. Stir in pecans.

  2. Spoon mixture into 8 greased 6-ounce custard cups or ramekins (see Note). Place cups in a large roasting pan; add hot water to pan to depth of 1". Cover pan with aluminum foil, and bake at 300° for 1 hour. Uncover pan, and remove cups from water. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with Orange Cream. Garnish, if desired.

  3. Note: If you don't have custard cups, baked fudge can be prepared in a greased 9" square pan. Cover and bake in water bath 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes. Spoon into dessert dishes.