Ann Simmons Recipe

Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

By Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom


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Ann's Story

Another adopted recipe. Made a few changes.

Ingredients

1/2 c
margarine
1 c
water
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate
2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
FROSTING INGREDIENTS
1/2 c
margarine
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1 lb
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

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Cake Directions:
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
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In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
4
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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Frosting Directions:
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In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in cocoa and vanilla.
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Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Pour in cocoa mixture. Beat well (mixture will be extremely thick).
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Beat in milk, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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7 Comments

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Lisa Rose Mastej lrosemastej
Apr 15, 2014
Is it better to use margerine or butter??
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Kim Fannin Kimmiefannin
Dec 23, 2012
I just used the icing on another cake I was making and I ended up with peanut butter in the icing and it is awesome!!!!! It tastes wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!!
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Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom
Dec 6, 2011
Yes Suzanne. Just leave out the oocoa.
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Suzanne Smith SmittyCook
Dec 1, 2011
Can the frosting be made as vanilla frosting if you omit the cocoa powder, or do other adjustments need to be made? If not, do you have a similar, easy vanilla frosting?