Chocolate Buttermilk Squares

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

A very simple recipe for a simple chocolate snack cake. My kids (and I!) love these straight out of the fridge with a cold glass of milk! Edited to add-some reviewers have found these dry--I'm not sure if keeping them in the fridge keeps them moist, but that may be the trick as I've never had that problem (mine always stay in the fridge).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla until just combined.
  3. Scrape into prepared pan and bake for approx 35 minutes.
  4. Let cake cool in pan for about 10 minutes and then invert onto wire rack (turn right side up) for it to cool completely.
  5. Cut into large squares and wrap tightly in plastic wrap (or tightly sealed container).
  6. Store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Very sorry to say, but we all thought these were just terrible. Dry, dense and probably could have used a couple of eggs in the batter. Will not make again. We even tried making them twice, just to make sure. Thumbs down both times. Followed the recipe exactly. Looked good, thanks.

AggieMom April 20, 2006

I followed the instructions exactly but found the cake dense and dry. I will put icing on it and serve it with ice cream but I don't think I'll make it again.

rjkelly February 12, 2006

These were very good...not too sweet, but chocolaty and moist. Mine stayed in the refridgerator for about a week and were still moist.

Alexis Norris January 06, 2006

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