When you need a great cake FAST! You frost while hot in the pan saving time! Great for potlucks and bake sales when you need a cake now.

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Ingredients

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

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup butter or margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.

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  • In a large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, soda, and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture, and blend. Beat together eggs and buttermilk, and blend into batter thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending until smooth. Spread immediately over hot cake in pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

Nutrition Facts

408.4 calories; 3.6 g protein; 59.6 g carbohydrates; 62 mg cholesterol; 196.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
I made this one night for myself & my family & everyone LOVED it! It wasn't messy but it did take ten to twenty minutes longer to prepare & finish in the oven but it came out DELICIOUS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2006
This a review for the frosting. I made a different recipe for a cake and put the frosting on while hot. The frosting had lumps of pwdered sugar in it. Be sure to sift the sugar. I still think the frosting was too sweet. I'd use a little less sugar. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
I made this one night for myself & my family & everyone LOVED it! It wasn't messy but it did take ten to twenty minutes longer to prepare & finish in the oven but it came out DELICIOUS! Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2006
This a review for the frosting. I made a different recipe for a cake and put the frosting on while hot. The frosting had lumps of pwdered sugar in it. Be sure to sift the sugar. I still think the frosting was too sweet. I'd use a little less sugar. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2007
This cake was 'da bomb'! I made two substitutions: I replaced one cup of flour with one cup of whole wheat pastry flour & I replaced one cup of sugar with one cup of Splenda for baking. It baked for 40 minutes and disappeared in about the same amount of time! It was quick and easy; just follow the directions to the letter baking for 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2010
Needs to cook 40 min. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is a wonderful moist chocolate cake. It is definitely fast and easy to make. No creaming the butter and sugar together and no greasing the pan! What else can one ask for? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2007
Love this quick and easy cake. I also poked hokes in it beofre adding frosting and it was moist and wonderful. Have made twice now and will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
This is flippen unbelievable!! I followed the cake to a T but added heavy whipping cream instead of milk for the frosting Yep extra calories but oh so worth it!! cant wait for the hubby to try some!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2013
This review is for the frosting only. I used cocoa nut oil instead of butter used dark cocoa powder cut the powdered sugar down to 2 1/2cups and only cooked it about a min after it came to a boil. It was super easy to make and tasted great. Also when it cooled it made a lovely glaze on the top of the cake. Pretty to look at and yummy! I'm definitely making this my quick go to chocolate frosting from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2009
Good cake. My first from scratch. I would put more chocolate into the batter; the cake was moist and otherwise a big hit. I served it with a cream cheese frosting. Read More
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