Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake is so good, no need to use an electric mixer for this it's all mixed by hand in a matter of minutes! This cake is so moist and so chocolaty. If you are a cinnamon lover add in 1 teaspoon. You will love the simplicity, texture and taste of this cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  4. In a large bowl sift together both sugars, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  5. In another bowl mix/whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, oil, water, eggs and vanilla; add to the dry ingredients; mix well to combine until you have a smooth batter (I use a large whisk for mixing).
  6. Add in chocolate chips and nuts (if using).
  7. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.
  10. **NOTE** if using nuts reduce amount of chocolate chips to 1/2 cup.


Most Helpful

Strange but delicious! I followed the directions exactly. I thought the ratio of liquid was a bit too high, but went out on a limb. My cake took about 45 minutes in our electric oven. It had a texture very similar to pudding cake and was really good warm. I didn't bother to ice it. Even cold, it is good--sort of a brownie like affair. Was sorry I didn't have any vanilla ice cream to go with it--had to make do with milk!!

Rose is Rose September 12, 2011

I was looking for a quick and easy chocolate cake recipe to whip up for dessert, and boy this is it. Like one of the earlier reviewers I halved the recipe and baked it in a 9x9 pan. I made a few changes, substituted unsweetened Applesauce for the oil, 1/2 cup of regular sized milk chocolate and peanut butter chips, and 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats. I baked it for about 25 minutes and it turned out spectacular. I will make this many times. thanks for the wonderful recipe.

LoveToBake67 November 15, 2008

This cake is so tender and moist! I used regular chocolate chips and replaced the cup of water with coffee. I also needed to bake the cake for about 35 minutes. I used the icing from my recipe #55508. This is a keeper, Kit! My boys, hubby and I thank you so much.

Juenessa October 16, 2007

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