Old Fashioned Chocolate Brownie Cake

Recipe by puppitypup
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • CAKE.
  • Preheat oven to 375F; grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, shortening, cocoa and water. Heat in microwave to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour.
  • Pour hot mixture over sugar and flour and mix to combine.
  • Add remaining cake ingredients and beat until well blended.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until done (toothpick inserted comes out clean and when shaken, cake seems set).
  • Pour icing on cake immediately after taking it out of oven.
  • ICING.
  • In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, cocoa and buttermilk in bowl and heat in microwave until boiling, stirring to occasionally.
  • Pour hot mixture into mixing bowl and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour over hot cake right after removing from oven.
  • If using nuts, sprinkle over icing while still soft.
  • NOTE: If you prefer a thinner "brownie height" cake, bake in an 11 x 15 pan at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until done.