Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A wonderful moist and yummy cake! Kind of like a really soft brownie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake: Mix flour and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In saucepan mix water, cocoa, salt, and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Pour over flour and sugar.
  5. Add buttermilk, eggs, soda, and vanilla.
  6. Mix until blended.
  7. Pour into large greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in 375° oven for 20 minutes.
  9. For icing: While cake is cooking bring butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil in a small saucepan.
  10. Remove from heat; add sugar& vanilla.
  11. Spread on HOT out of the oven cake.
Most Helpful

In the ingredients listing I don't see "soda" yet it calls for it when you assemble everything together?????? [Editors Note: recipe was edited as a result of this comment 5/13/03]

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This is a yummy cake. Whenever I make this one, I can't help smile in a secret corner watch how everyone wakes up at midight, opens the refrigerator, and eats a piece or two or three, hehe! Great recipe!