Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This cake is very rich and not for fat conscience people. It's wonderful to serve with your favorite home made ice cream. I make this only as a once in awhile special dessert. I copied this recipe from a newspaper a very long time ago and found it in the newspaper again just the other day! Guess time has only made this cake better. You want to make sure you don't over bake as the cake is intended to be very moist and fudgy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare 13x9" cake pan by coating with a thin film of butter and dusting with cocoa powder.
  3. sift flour and sugar together in large bowl.
  4. Melt butter with 1 cup of boiling water and cocoa, just until butter is melted Pour over flour/sugar mixture and add beaten eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and salt.
  5. Stir until well mixed. Use mixer to beat eggs only,,,mix in and mix cake well by hand
  6. Pour into cake pan, spreading evenly and bake for 22 to 25min.
  7. Frosting make frosting while cake bakes.
  8. Melt butter over medium-low heat Add cocoa and milk, stirring constantly.
  9. Pour over powdered sugar and mix well.
  10. Add vanilla and stir until smooth Add nuts and pour over warm cake.
Most Helpful

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! My daughter calls this "Fudgy cake" and everyone else just asks for more! Rich and tons of chocolate flavor. Old fashioned goodness! This is a keeper!

AKsahm April 12, 2008

This is similar to what we have been calling a Texas Cake for years. It is super rich, chocolate and my kids favorite.

PaulaG December 29, 2007

Oh it is sooooo good! Very moist, chocolaty. Thank you!

NatWadel September 05, 2005