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30 Minute Cocoa Cake Recipe

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This recipe for 30 Minute Cocoa Cake, by , is from KITCHEN FAVORITES from FAMILY and FRIENDS, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Michelle Haueter
Added: Tuesday, October 23, 2007


1 c. butter (2 sticks)
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. water
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. buttermilk or sour milk*
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Quick Cocoa Frosting**
chopped nuts optional

In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and water; bring to a boil over medium heat cooking until butter is melted and set aside. In a large bowl stir together sugar, flour, soda and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture and blend. Beat together buttermilk and eggs; stir into batter. Add vanilla. Pour into un-greased 9x13x2 pan. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Five minutes before cake is done make the frosting. Frost while cake is still hot.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
* To make sour milk, measure 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar into a measuring cup, adding enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Let stand for 5 minutes.

** Quick Cocoa Frosting
In medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/3 cup of milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 pound of powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat until smooth.




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