October 2014 Posts

Jane Sauce Takes the Cake

 

Jane sauce on chocolate cake with strawberries

It makes everything better.

Chocolate is revered in my family. My aunt gets a Whitman’s sampler for Christmas every year. My mom keeps a bag of Hersey’s miniatures in her kitchen at all times. My 88-year-old grandmother refuses to quit eating it.

That’s why Jane Sauce holds a special place in the family cookbook (which does not, in fact, exist yet). It’s a recipe that’s more than 60 years old, but we’ve actually only been making it since 1998.