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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Haire Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret H. Albiston
Added: Friday, November 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Hershey cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp milk
Powdered sugar
Splash of brewed coffee (secret ingredient)

Directions:
Directions:
Stir together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.

Grease and flour 9x13 cake pan. Pour cake batter in and bake at 350 for @ 45 minutes.

Frosting: In a saucepan, heat butter, cocoa, milk until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add enough powdered sugar to make desired consistency of thick, spreadable frosting. Stir in a splash of brewed coffee. Spread on cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe from Mom has become the Albiston birthday cake -- we'd build this cake for every person, every year! The kids now make their own, if not at home for their birthdays.

 

 

 

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