Ladies Home Journal - Their Best Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Andtototoo
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Cake: Place the cocoa powder in a small saucepan.
  • Gradually stir in the buttermilk.
  • Turn on heat and bring to a boil, stirring nonstop until smooth.
  • Let stand until completely cooled.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter until creamy.
  • Slowly add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Add vanilla and blend.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients.
  • Stir.
  • Add the cooled cocoa mixture and beat until well blended.
  • Bake in two 9" cake pans for 28-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Frosting: Bring the powdered sugar and the cream to a full boil in a medium-size saucepan, stirring until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until completely smooth.
  • Add vanilla and mix.
  • Stir occasionally until the mixture has the consistency of thick mayonnaise.
  • Beat the butter until creamy and gradually blend the butter and chocolate mixture together.
  • Frost the cake.