Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4

This is a wonderful chocolate cake that was made in the olden days. It is absolutely delicious, yet simple.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
Advertisement

Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter. Stir in 1 cup water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Advertisement
  • In a medium bowl, dissolve the baking soda in 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the cooled cocoa mixture.

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the cocoa buttermilk mixture. Stir until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Ice the cake with Buttermilk Pecan Icing while it's still warm.

  • For the icing: In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter with 4 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk, and heat until almost boiling. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and pecans. Remove from heat. Mix well and pour over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

437 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 62.3g; fat 20.8g; cholesterol 61.8mg; sodium 273.3mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement