Mimi's 300 Dollar Chocolate Cake

Mimi's 300 Dollar Chocolate Cake

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Jami

“My grandmother shared this recipe with me. It is quick, easy, moist and yummy!”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and 1 cup water. Boil for 1 minute.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and white sugar. Beat in chocolate mixture. Beat in eggs, buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the Frosting: In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons cream, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Boil for 1 minute. Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Pour in chocolate mixture and beat until desired consistency is achieved. Beat in vanilla.

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I'm sorry, I try not to leave bad reviews, but this cake was not good...I wouldn't recommend this recipe at all...will not be making it again...



I love this recipe. I call it Buttermilk Brownies. I noticed she forgot to add the 1 tsp of baking powder to the ingredients!! I don't cook it any longer than 20 minutes no matter how gooey it is cause it continues to cook after you pull it out. I also use dark cocoa powder instead of regular!!! yummmy



Good flavor ... and certainly quick, moist, and yummy, but ... I was struck by the absence of leavening (other than eggs) in the recipe. Not sure if this is an error or purposeful; does make for a VERY heavy cake (which didn't rise much at all) -- more like fudge than a cake...

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 618 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs
  • 89.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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