Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings

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

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Ann Simmons Recipe
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Cooked to Perfection
Lugoff, SC (pop. 16,521)
AngelJasonsMom
Member Since Apr 2010
Ann's notes for this recipe:
Another adopted recipe. Made a few changes.
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Directions

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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.
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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.

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user nancy drake nancdra63 - Nov 27, 2011
just finished this cake made it for my best friend. it is so good and easy.. thanks..
user 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?
user Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Dec 6, 2011
Yes Suzanne. Just leave out the oocoa.
user 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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