Chocolate Cake & Frosting - Easy and Delicious

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy chocolate cake and frosting recipe--you pour the frosting on when it's warm and then it sets up like fudge. I like using Hershey's dark cocoa powder. Try adding toasted pecans or coconut to either cake or frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat two eggs.
  2. Place 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 4 tbsp cocoa, 1 cup water in pot
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Place flour and sugar in large bowl
  5. Add boiled mixture and eggs; stir.
  6. Add 1 stick butter, baking soda and vanilla to cake batter; stir until butter is melted.
  7. Pour into 8x11-inch pan.
  8. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until done.
  9. Frosting:.
  10. Place 1 stick butter, cocoa powder, milk in pot; bring to boil.
  11. When it starts to boil, add vanilla and powdered sugar.
  12. Mix together and pour over cake while both cake and frosting are WARM!
  13. Enjoy.