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Hot Water Chocolate Cake

Hot Water Chocolate Cake

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A chocolate cake made with boiling water. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

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  • Calories:
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in flour mixture. Pour in buttermilk, eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and frost immediately.
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dreamysweets
30
11/22/2006

THIS is the exact recipe my Texas grandmother passed down to my Mom. It was my ultimate favorite cake, growing up. It is very similar to the "Mexican chocolate cake" on this site, except for the stovetop work. This cake is awesome and moist and delicious! My grandmother's recipe also included a pour-over frosting: melt 1 stick margarine with 6 tablespoons of milk and about 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan until it boils, then remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar (about 4 cups, but I never measure) and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Pour over warm cake. YUM!

EMERALDCITYJEWEL
15
3/17/2008

Took five extra minutes to cook but this cake has great flavor! Also, used a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa for flavor punch. I usually add a bit of instant coffee to most chocolate cakes/brownies I make and I did to this one too - about 1-1/2 tsp. Really does a lot to intensify the chocolate flavor. Iced with a cocoa/butter flavor crisco icing and was really really good. I make a similar cake that calls for two sticks of butter - obviously that one is a bit more decadent. The texture on this one was a bit more "fluffy."

HelenGloria A.K.A. Mammoo
9
3/7/2006

I've used this recipe since the early 70s..we love it as does everyone who tastes it. At times I have added a thin layer of mini marshmallows to top of cake as it comes from the oven. Place back in over for a few minutes until the marshmallows puff up. Remove from oven and drizzle warm chocolate frosting over entire surface. Ummmmm, Yummmy..did you say: Mississippi Mud Cake? Yep, I did!! Just plain good eatin'...