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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large heavy saucepan, combine cocoa powder, butter, oil, and 1 cup milk. Place over medium heat and cook until butter melts and mixture comes to a boil. As soon as the mixture boils, remove it from the heat and beat with a wire whisk.
  2. Add flour, sugars, salt, and baking soda. Beat well (batter will be thick at this point). Then add buttermilk, eggs, and 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla and beat again until batter is smooth and shiny.
  3. Spray 13×9″ pan with flour based cooking spray. Pour batter (batter will be thin) into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes, until cake has risen and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean.
  4. Let cake cool for 30 minutes.

    In a heavy saucepan, combine 1/3 cup cocoa with 1/3 cup butter. Place over low heat and cook until butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup milk, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until smooth. Immediately pour over cake. Frosting should level itself, but you may need to even it off with a knife. Let cool completely, then cut into squares.

    This recipe serves 12 people.