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20 Minute Chocolate Cake


Quick, easy and delicious!!













Trans-fat Free


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
4 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
½ tablespoon water
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
For the chocolate icing:
1 pound powdered sugar
½ cup butter
¼ cup cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a 13x9x2 cake pan with cooking spray. Dust with cocoa powder if desired to help release the cake from the pan.

For the cake batter:

In a large bowl mix the flour and sugar together.

In a small saucepan over medium low heat add 2 sticks butter, 4½ tablespoons cocoa and the water.

Stir over heat until the butter is melted. Pour over the flour and sugar mixture. Mix well.

Mix the buttermilk, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a glass measuring cup, then add it to the above mixture. Mix well.

Add eggs one at a time and mix well between additions.

Pour into prepared cake pan and bake at 400℉ (200℃) for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, make the icing.

For the Icing:

Pour the confectioners sugar into a mixing bowl.

In the same small saucepan you used before put butter, cocoa, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Stir over medium low heat until butter is melted. Pour over the confectioners sugar. Beat with mixer until smooth.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes in it. I use a candy thermometer. You can also use a crochet hook, or the end of a writing pen. Just make sure that whatever you use is clean. Then immediately and slowly pour on the icing and spread evenly. The icing will seep into the holes you made in the cake.

Let the cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Telford, United Kingdom
 over 10 years ago

surely this cake will run everywhere. What is a sheet pan?

Toronto, Canada
 about 10 years ago

Sheet pan means baking sheet, in this recipe, you can use 13 by 9-inch rimmed baking sheet, enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 151g (5.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 58438% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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