Dark Chocolate Cake With Warm Glaze

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Place the water, margarine and cocoa powder in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil and then stir into the dry mixture.
  4. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
  5. Stir all the ingredients together and then pour into an ungreased sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400°F.
  6. The cake is done when it bounces back to the touch.
  7. ---To Prepare The Glaze---.
  8. Melt the butter or margarine and cocoa together.
  9. Add the powdered sugar and milk.
  10. When the sugar is fully dissolved and the glaze is smooth, pour onto the warm cake and allow to cool.
  11. You will need to work quickly with this glaze because it will harden in a very short time.
Most Helpful

Although the flavor of this cake is wonderful, I had some difficulty with this recipe, primarily because I didn't know what size pan to use--I wasn't sure what size a "sheet pan" was therefore my cooking time was way off and the cake came out of the pan in pieces. However, we all ate every last crumb of this cake.

ellie_ February 15, 2003

This is a yummy cake and can be very addictive! I love the deep dark chocolate brown colour of this cake. My house smelt wonderful while this was baking. I made this this afternoon as part of my Zaar anniversary(completion of two years on Zaar!). This cake took 2 hours 15 minutes to bake in my AMC Dutch Oven. I only had a little problem with the chocolate glaze. In it, I found that using only 2 fl. oz. of milk is way too less for preparing the glaze. The Measurements converter on Zaar revealed that 2 fl. oz = 4 tbsps. or 12 tsps. However, when I used just 4 tbsps. of milk, the glaze mixture was very coarse. I had to add another 4 tbsps. to get a smooth glaze. This cake was very well enjoyed by everyone at my end, and they all wish to thank YOU for posting this recipe. I'm so glad I picked this as the main item for my Zaar party at home today!

Charishma_Ramchandani March 09, 2003