Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

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"This cake makes men drool and women fight over the last piece! I think it's the peanut butter in the icing!"
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1 h servings 488 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.7g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar. Make a well in the center, and pour in the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and eggs.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before frosting.
  5. For the Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until the icing is blended. Pour over warm cake.


  1. 19 Ratings

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I would definitely fight over the last piece of this cake! The peanut butter frosting is out of this world; especially if you're a peanut butter freak like I am. I baked it in a removable tube...

Most helpful critical review

I don't know what I did wrong, but this cake wasn't what I expected. Didn't even look like the deep, rich chocolate cake in the pic. Will not try again.

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I would definitely fight over the last piece of this cake! The peanut butter frosting is out of this world; especially if you're a peanut butter freak like I am. I baked it in a removable tube...

nice cake- not just the regular boring chocolate cake here. I halved the recipie to make a smaller layered cake with the frosting in between layers. but the frosting recipie did not turn out w...

I just made this cake for a dinner party and it is delicious! The next time I make this cake, I will only make half of the frosting as this recipe makes a TON of frosting that is far to rich to ...

My sister made me this for my birthday, it was by far the best, most intense chocolate cake I've ever had. mmmmmm, goood!

This cake is sooo delicious, however it does take some preperation time. Overall, it is chocolaty but not too rich, and the icing makes it an instant hit!

I made this cake for a friend, he loved it, along with all his employees. Made a second one and took it to my office, I think it was love at first bite. The only thing I had to do was add more...

I just made this cake and it turned out good, my husband really likes the frosting. I dont think the picture posted with this cake is for this recipe. mine is not a as dark. however the cake is ...

The first time I made it the center fell and it was a thick, fudgy consistancy. (probably because it was taken out when the timer beeped and I was busy /w the baby) I just made it again today a...

very, very good cake. the frosting is very addicting. thanks

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