+

Buttermilk Cocoa Cake

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
12-15 servings Easy
Total: Active:
1 Rating 

Ingredients (16)

  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Buttermilk Frosting

  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Buttermilk Cocoa Cake

This cake is moist and tender and has a delightful frosting. I found this recipe in an old community cook book my Aunt gave me and it is very good. Great for a family dinner, picnic or potluck. One of my favorites!

Instructions

  1. 1In a large saucepan, combine the cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; add cocoa mixture. Combine eggs, oil and buttermilk; add to cocoa mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 13-in. × 9-in. × 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean..
  1. 1In a large saucepan, bring the cocoa, butter and buttermilk to a boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Spread over the warm cake. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
  1. 1See other good recipes at: www.havefunbaking.com
    And check out: www.lovetobakeandcook.blogspot.com
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

11 International Dumpling Recipes to Wrap Up Dinner This Fall
Recipe Round-Ups

11 International Dumpling Recipes to Wrap Up Dinner This Fall

by David Klein | Much like the divisive “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” debate, defining a dumpling can be contentious...

Keshi Yená Is Your New Favorite Way to Eat Cheese for Dinner
How To

Keshi Yená Is Your New Favorite Way to Eat Cheese for Dinner

by Kelly Magyarics | If you're seeking a new spin on comfort food, try Curaçao's stuffed cheese dish, keshi yená. It's...

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing
How To

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want make the best smoothie of all time, take these easy tips and tricks to heart. Too sweet...