Buttermilk Chocolate Cake and Good Friends

Many, many years ago, I belonged to a cooking group - about 15 ladies of all cooking talent levels. We met every month or so and "taught" each other how to cook. More than cooking, it was a lot of laughs, a lot of conversation and a lot of growing up together. One of the members was my sister-in-law, Louisa, who shared this tried and true recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. It has become a favorite of our dear friend JC and on the occasion of his leaving for Brazil for a month he requested that I make it for him and other good friends who came for supper last night. So I did and am now sharing with you! (This was the last piece so I hid it for the photo).

  • 2 Sticks of Butter
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan.
Heat butter and water in microwave until butter is completely melted.
In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder and salt.
Pour the butter/water mixture over and mix well.
Combine the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda. Mix well with a fork or whisk.
Pour over the mixture in the mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Medium speed is fine.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Will be done when top springs back. Do not overcook.


While the cake is baking, make the icing.
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 Box 10X Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Buttermilk

Beat in stand up mixer until well combined.

When cake is done, remove from oven and immediately spread frosting on top.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipping cream.


Kim said...

You are right, nothing like a good buttermilk cake and good friends. Nice dessert!

About Me

My Photo
Cooking Confections
Mother/Step-Mother of 5 (Blended family), Grandmother of 9 precious grandchildren - 7 stateside and 2 in London. Cooking is my passion and stress release, Lived in the Charleston, SC area all my life, love to travel to England and Italy.
View my complete profile
Powered by Blogger.