Has anyone ever made the Ghirardelli "Grand Fudge Cake"?
Sort of a continuation of a thread I started several months ago about my fascination for recipes on packages. (Ritz Mock Apple Pie!)
It's my daughter's birthday tomorrow and she asked for a repeat of the cake I made for her birthday two years ago - the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate Cake" (recipe from the package) with the Seven Minute Icing from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
It's a great recipe, super easy, and you'd think I'd be smart enough to leave well enough alone. But no. I saw the Ghirardelli "Grand Fudge Cake" recipe on the package, and I got curious, principally because it's made with butter (the Hershey's cake is made with veg. oil) and baked things with butter just taste so good!
Has anyone ever made the Ghirardelli cake? Has anyone ever made both, and if so, which was one the winner, in your opinion?
I'm looking at the recipes side by side and they look very similar. The only substantial difference is the 1/2 cup of veg. oil vs. 1 cup of butter. So maybe the real question is -
DO CAKES TASTE BETTER WITH BUTTER OR VEG. OIL? YOUR OPINIONS, PLEASE!!