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Thirty Minute Cocoa Cake With Quick Cocoa Frosting Recipe

Thirty Minute Cocoa Cake With Quick Cocoa Frosting

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 9 x 13 inch pan Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2007

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2006

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 think the frosting was too sweet. I'd use a little less sugar.

Mar 13, 2007

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 for 40 minutes and disappeared in about the same amount of time! It was quick and easy; just follow the directions to the letter, baking for 40 minutes.

Jan 09, 2010

Needs to cook 40 min.

Aug 29, 2002

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?

Mar 16, 2011

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 try some! :-)

Jun 30, 2007

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.

Sep 22, 2009

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.


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  • Calories
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

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

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