Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

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."

Ingredients

1 h servings 421 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 70g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.

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  1. 180 Ratings

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This cake should have 10 stars!!! I made it for my husband's birthday last night. I used a bundt pan (dusting with cocoa powder in lieu of flour) which required about an 20 minutes extra bakin...

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The cake wasn't horrible but it wasn't the best that I've had. It was moist as other users have said but you would definitely want to add more cocoa..I used 1/4 cup..I would also recommend sifti...

This cake should have 10 stars!!! I made it for my husband's birthday last night. I used a bundt pan (dusting with cocoa powder in lieu of flour) which required about an 20 minutes extra bakin...

I've never made the cake, but I have made the fudge icing and used it on other cakes. It is delicious and truly tastes like fudge. I would caution, however, that you do not beat it for the ful...

After reading the reviews I decided to make a few small changes and made this a 5 star recipe (well at least to me). I added 1/4 cup of cocoa powder instead of the 3T and an extra tsp of vanill...

This cake is divine! So moist and tasty. Do not skip the frosting step, it compliments the cake perfectly - it is just not the same cake without it. I have made this cake several times and it ...

The cake wasn't horrible but it wasn't the best that I've had. It was moist as other users have said but you would definitely want to add more cocoa..I used 1/4 cup..I would also recommend sifti...

Flavor is excellent. I only gave it 4 stars however, because I want more frosting. I took a photo, which shows how the frosting doesn't cover the entire cake. Sure, it is rich, and sweet... b...

This recipe is fantastic! Every chocolate cake I've ever made has come out dry but this one was perfect! and so easy! I beat it by hand not with a mixer and used a chocolate buttercream frosti...

I haven't made the cake but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the icing. It's a great way to make a boxed cake mix taste homemade! My family (4boys + hubby) eat it all in one sitting. Thanks!!

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