Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

73 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Dodi Tomancak
Recipe by  Dodi Tomancak

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Reviews (73)

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MARISAANN
32

MARISAANN

Best cake ever! I omitted the pecans from the icing, because I didn't have any at the time, and I omitted the cinnamon. I also added a tsp. of baking powder, it gives the cake a little more lift. I'll never buy another box cake again, this one is so easy to make.

NANNOUSE
19

NANNOUSE

Excellent chocolate cake, I've been looking for a good recipe like this for a LOOOONG time. I didn't change anything about it. I made it the first time with the icing as suggested, it was great, but I found the icing a bit too heavy and the cake on its own without the icing speaks for itself. I've made it about 5 times, and have taken it to parties, and everyone gets at least 3rds!

joyfuljoyous
18

joyfuljoyous

WOW!!! This turned out GREAT! I live at 5K feet, so usually cakes flop and turn out so gross, but I made this just the way the recipe says. I omitted the cinnamon, used whole milk instead of buttermilk, and substituted a "yogurt spread" for the butter. And baked in two 9" rounds for 28 minutes. Turned out GREAT! I added a bit more cocoa powder and it tastes great! I didn't use the frosting, sicne this is for the child I babysit, and his mom is going to decorate the cake for his birthday. Thank you! It's yummy!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 437 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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