Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

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This is the simplest and moistest chocolate cake I have ever found and was a favorite when I grew up. I could even whip it up as a child. This cake is also great with the boxed fluffy icing so the great chocolate flavor of the cake is not hidden.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk and baking soda. Set aside in a warm place.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups sugar, eggs, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, oil and 2 teaspoons vanilla until blended. Stir in the boiling water, then gradually beat in the flour. Stir in the buttermilk mixture.

  3. 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. Allow to cool.

  4. To make the Fudge Icing: In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, milk, butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Using an electric mixer, beat icing for 3 minutes, or until it thickens to spreading consistency. Pour over completely cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
15g Fat
70g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 151mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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