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Buttermilk Cocoa Cake

Buttermilk Cocoa Cake

"Moist and tender with a delightful frosting, this cake is one I've made time and again after finding the recipe in an old community cookbook. It's perfect for a family dinner, picnic or potluck."
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1 h servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In 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. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the cocoa, butter and buttermilk to a boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over the warm cake. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Cool on a wire rack.

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Most helpful positive review

Wow! I don't like cake very well--I'll say it right off--but I had too much buttermilk and was desperate to use it! Let me just say my boyfriend adored me for making this cake. It was delicious-...

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I'm afraid this is worth only 2 stars. It is more sweet than chocolaty, and the frosting was very runny. I had to chill it for an hour before it was of "spreading" consistency. I think, maybe b...

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Wow! I don't like cake very well--I'll say it right off--but I had too much buttermilk and was desperate to use it! Let me just say my boyfriend adored me for making this cake. It was delicious-...

I'm afraid this is worth only 2 stars. It is more sweet than chocolaty, and the frosting was very runny. I had to chill it for an hour before it was of "spreading" consistency. I think, maybe b...

This recipe rocks! My husband and I couldn't stop eating it and all the while he kept saying what a great baker he'd married. Best chocolate cake ever.

This recipe is one of my favorites! I love it and it is great hot or cold. We have been making it for years. The only difference between my recipe and yours is that you sift the flour and then r...

This cake was sooo awesome! It was a big hit with my roommates & classmates. I will def make it again. My only problem was I had little clumps of flour in the batter even after mixing it through...

My famil LOVED this cake...it was devoured in record time.

It's not that great, the icing was so runny and too sweet.

The cake itself was amazing. I followed one reviewers suggestion and added milk as needed to thin the icing. The resulkts were amazing. A real chocolate lover's delight, but very sweet. My famil...

In the past I have baked this cake over and over and have loved it (so has everyone else). I have made it recently several times and the frosting, which previously came out absolutely marvelous,...

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