I've always loved chocolate cake...but not the kind that you make from a box, personally I would just as soon eat cardboard...BUT make one from scratch and I am all over it!! My sweet sister-in-law sent me her Great Grandma's recipe for Chocolate Buttermilk Cake. When I heard that it was a recipe that had been passed from generation to generation, I knew that it had to be amazing!...I was not disappointed in the least! It is to die for! I like my cakes to be dense and delicious, and this cake is just that. ENJOY EVERY LAST BITE! Thanks so much Sommer for the recipe!!!
Great Grandma's Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
2 cubes margarine
4 T. cocoa (I added 2 more...just because I wanted it EXTRA chocolaty)
1 c. cold water
Bring to a boil and then pour over a mixture of 2 c. flour and 2 c. sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 t. soda
2 beaten eggs
Mix together then pour into a greased 9x13" baking pan OR 2-9" greased round cake pans. Cook at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Check with a toothpick in the center of the cake to make sure its done. This cake often needs additional cooking time. (Mine took 28 minutes and I used 2 round cake pans) Cool completely and frost.....then my favorite part....EAT IT!
*I like to freeze my cakes before I frost them...it makes the process of frosting them so much easier and the cake stays "together" without the mess of crumbs and broken pieces.
Great Grandma's Chocolate Frosting
1 cube margarine
4 T. cocoa
5 T. milk
Bring to a boil, take off heat. Mix in 1/2 bag powdered sugar and 1 t. vanilla. (Sommer adds enough powdered sugar to make it to the thickness that she likes...so add more if you want it thicker, less if you want it thinner)
I used my recipe for the frosting:
2 lbs powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1 T. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
Mix all ingredient together until smooth. Frost cake.
*I use this frosting for everything...my cinnamon rolls, my cakes...anything that calls for frosting. YUMMY!
Thanks again Sommer!! I am sure this recipe will be passed down in my family from generation to generation as well.
Happy Cooking Everyone~