Thirty Minute Cocoa Cake With Quick Cocoa Frosting

Thirty Minute Cocoa Cake With Quick Cocoa Frosting


"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."


servings 408 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.6g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup butter or margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 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.
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  1. 27 Ratings


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!

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 thin...

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...

Needs to cook 40 min.

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?

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 t...

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.

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.

This is a great cake and my family has followed this exact recipe since the 50's. The only thing we do differently is bake it in a jelly roll pan, I think it's 10X15, and it only takes 20 minut...