Ann's Chocolate Cake

Lynelle Caldwell


This was my mom's go to chocolate cake recipe growing up. It's fast, easy & so YUMMY(especially warm)!

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9x13 pan


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1 c
water (i've also used cold coffee)
3 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened (i sometimes use 5 tbl if you want it really chocolaty)
1/2 c
1/2 c
2 c
white sugar
2 c
self rising flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp


3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
hot water
1/2 c
butter, melted
4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1 c
nuts, walnuts or pecans chopped fine

How to Make Ann's Chocolate Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  • 2In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening. Heat until mixture comes to a boil, then remove from heat.
  • 3Add sugar, flour, soda, buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Have icing ready when cake comes out of oven.
  • 5To make the icing: In cleaned out sauce pan from cake, (ALL ABOUT LESS DISHES) combine 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 teaspoon hot water and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Melt & mix together. Add confectioners sugar, pecans and milk and mix well. You can add more milk to achieve desired consistency, but too much will make cake soggy.
  • 6Pour over cake & spread out. Enjoy!!

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About Ann's Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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