Monday, May 24, 2010

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.....thanks Curt and Reita

After asking for suggestions of something to bake one day, our good friend Curt recommended Chocolate Buttermilk Cake and a tall glass of ice cold milk. This delicious chocolate cake is so blissfully moist and good. The best part is that it's a cinch to bake. One warning, proceed to make this cake with caution! You'll eat more of it than you planned, you won't even realize it until you look at the pan and wonder where it went. Seriously you won't be able to stop! It's sneaky and wonderful and the same time!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake - recipe given to me by Curt and Reita


2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 Cups sugar
2 sticks butter
1 Cup water
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1/2 C buttermilk (If you don't have buttermilk add 1/2 teas. to 1/2 cup of milk, let sit for a few minutes)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
chopped nuts (optional, I never add these)

Sift flour, soda and sugar, set aside

Melt butter, water and cocoa over low heat. Bring to a rapid boil then pour over dry ingredients, add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well, pour into a greased and floured 17x11x3/4 (jelly roll pan). Bake for approx. 20 minutes @ 400 degrees.


1 stick butter
3 1/2 C powder sugar
4 Tablespoon cocoa
7 Tablespoons buttermilk

Melt butter, add powdered sugar, cocoa and buttermilk, mix well.

Ice cake while it's still hot.

You will love this cake, that is a promise! You should probably make one today!


  1. I have no energy to bake and that looks AMAZING!! AH! Another recipe to toss on to my list. My next project is red velvet cheesecake from the cheese cake factory. I am going to attempt that maybe tonight and tomorrow. I'll let you know how that turns out! :)

  2. So glad you shared this recipe! It was such a great cake! Thanks for bring some over! Too bad the leftovers never saw the light of day again :)

  3. OH MY GOSH! you are a wicked friend! and I lied when I said I didn't want any more of your goodies! bring it on! especially this one, you know I am a chocoholic! This one is making my mouth water....if you go by my office and I am staring at the is because I am drooling at this cake...

  4. chocolate sheet cakes like this are an all-time favorite of mine! Great recipe :)