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


  • CAKE

  • 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
  • 2
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In 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.
  3. Add sugar, flour, soda, buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Bake 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.
  5. To 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.
  6. Pour 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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