Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake on a vintage plate

Here's a recipe from Taste of Home
to use up some of my buttermilk ~
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.
I put my test piece on a
vintage Homer Laughlin
Pastoral plate.

It. Was. Good.

1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup water
2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream


  • In a saucepan, bring butter, water and cocoa to a boil. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add cocoa mixture; mix well. Combine buttermilk and vanilla; add to batter and mix well. Beat in eggs. Pour into a greased 9X13in. baking pan. Bake at 350* for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir butter and cocoa until smooth. Remove from the heat. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Add cocoa mixture and enough milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Frost cake. Yield: 12-16 servings

I thought this was a very good cake. Almost like my Auntie's German Chocolate Cake. The only thing I would do different next time is make Auntie's fabulous Fudge Frosting or Boiled Icing instead of the Buttercream.


Maries Cottage said...

Oh it looks DIVINE!!! LOVE the plate......beautiful... :)

Tonya said...

This looks so good thank you for sharing sounds easy to make too.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Oh boy, that looks g-o-o-d...mwah x

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh yummmy..... Blessings

Life In a Little House said...

Oh my that looks really good ....I wish you would have saved me a bite lol!! ~Your baking looks so good I really want to be your neighbor in hopes I could sample your cookin!! :)~ Love Heather