Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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"This is one of my Sister's best recipes!  We've had it on many occasions over the years.  It's my all time favorite chocolate cake!!!"

Cake:
2 sticks or 1 cup butter
5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add cocoa powder and water.  Bring to a boil.  Pour boiling ingredients over flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.  Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.  Pour into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Allow to cool and top with frosting (Recipe follows).

Frosting:
1 stick or 1/2 cup butter
6 Tablespoons buttermilk
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 pound box powdered sugar

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add buttermilk and cocoa powder.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat and add to powdered sugar.  Mix with an electric mixer until well blended.  Spread frosting on cooled cake.

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