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    Texas Hot Cocoa Cake

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    40 mins

    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    Originally from an Austin, TX community cookbook. Family favorite.

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    1. 1
      Combine in saucepan cocoa, butter, oil, and water.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, stirring; let cool.
    3. 3
      Combine sugar and flour in a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Pour cocoa mixture, when cooled, over flour and sugar; and beat until smooth.
    5. 5
      Combine buttermilk, eggs, soda, cinnamon and vanilla; then beat into above mixture.
    6. 6
      Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan; bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
    7. 7
      Frosting: Start 10 minutes before baking is done.
    8. 8
      Combine frosting ingredients except for confectioner's sugar in a bowl, mix.
    9. 9
      Add confectioner's sugar; stir well, then beat until thick.
    10. 10
      Spoon frosting over hot cake.
    11. 11
      Top with nuts if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2002


      I made this cake for my husband's birthday. Whoa Nellie!! Nothing but fabulous. Intense chocolate flavor. Served warm is the only way to eat it too. We both threw our heads back and let out a gasp. Worth 10 billion stars as far as we are concerned. Thanks Nurse Di.

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    • on August 20, 2011


      OMGoodness. Yum. The only thing that I would change is there is no way you need all of that frosting. Next time I am halving the frosting recipe. And even then, there will prob be some leftover. But yeah, very most, very chocolatey, very delicious. The family loved it! And it tastes so much better when warm and very easy to reheat. Just cut a slice, put it in some foil, and pop it in the oven at 350 for a few minutes.

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    • on January 03, 2010


      delicious beyond words. More like a chocolate spice cake than a buttercream chocolate cake. And better! Agreed - must be eaten warm. Not too rich but chocolately enough for the chocoholics. For the grease and flour step I used cooking spray then dusted the pan with more cocoa. The icing alone is a great recipe, could be used to glaze donuts, candied pecans, etc...This reminds me of church potluck cake, or a Texas sheet cake.

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    Nutritional Facts for Texas Hot Cocoa Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 631.2
    Calories from Fat 279
    Total Fat 31.0 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 87.7 mg
    Sodium 321.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 88.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 84.9 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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