Mimi's 300 Dollar Chocolate Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mimi's 300 Dollar Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Mimi's 300 Dollar Chocolate Cake

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

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2011

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 05, 2008

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...

Apr 22, 2009

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...

Jun 21, 2010

I hate to leave a bad review, too, but it just wasn't good without baking powder. This reminds me of the time I made a cola cake and forgot the baking powder. Only the cola cake was better. Sorry!

Jun 29, 2008

This is a cake that has been made by my Mother for years. very good!

Jun 18, 2012

As written only the above rating. It requires 1 tsp. of baking soda - at least that is what I find.

Mar 31, 2011

I wish I had read the reviews before I made this. I thought it was weird not having baking powder in the ingredients. It came out terrible. A big waste of the ingredients I did use in making it.

Aug 24, 2012

I'm sorry I didn't read the reviews before making this cake. I am normally a great baker and was thus perplexed as to why it had come out so horribly! It was very dense and was indeed more of a fudge consistency but overall just bad.


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  • Calories
  • 618 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 89.2 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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