So moist, tender, and succulent you won't be able to eat just one piece. Delicious served with a dusting of confectioners' sugar, a scoop of ice cream, fresh fruit, dollop of whipped cream, or add frosting of your choice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

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  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Cream brown sugar and butter together in a separate large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, until well incorporated. Gradually add buttermilk, followed by vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.

  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, alternating with hot water, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, beating just until combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove baking dish from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 52.2mg; sodium 346.3mg. Full Nutrition
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