My daughter’s 10th birthday was a few weeks ago. We survived her first slumber party unscathed (kiddie hangovers all around) but I can’t say I will be jumping up and down to have 8 girls in my house for 18 hours any time soon (the volume!). She had fun, which of course is the most important thing. The next day was her actual birthday and she cried at least ten times due to sheer exhaustion. The day was capped with her telling me it was “the worst day ever.” You gotta love the roller coaster emotions of a 10 year old girl.
Her birthday cake request this year was not a cake at all, but brownie waffles (I used my normal brownie recipe and just cooked it in the waffle iron but you can also use Rachael’s recipe which is even easier - she uses a mix which is delicious) with ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream. I had a jar of hot fudge sauce in my cabinet but realized it had expired when it was too late to go to the store so I made my own. It was just as easy as heating up a jar and tasted much better!
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
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1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup light corn syrup
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
Combine the heavy cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate chips. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and serve. Can be cooled and refrigerated and reheated when ready to serve as well. Makes 2 cups.