Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 22 mins

This is a favorite potluck dessert of mine because it makes a large, scrumptious, moist cake and I never come home with any leftovers. I do, however come home with many requests for the recipe. I usually only make it when I need to take something somewhere to share as it is dangerous for me to make it just for us...... (I can't leave it alone).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, bring the butter, water and cocoa to boil over medium heat.
  2. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in cocoa mixture. Add the eggs, buttermilk and extracts; mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  5. Bake at 375 for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  7. For frosting, place butter and milk in a saucepan.
  8. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted.
  9. Remove from the heat; add remaining ingredients and beat well.
  10. Carefully spread over warm cake.
  11. Cool. Yield: 16-20 servings.