30 Minute Chocolate Cake

(from home4edu’s recipe box)

Fudge like cake with a frosting

Source: Mom, and I don't know where she got it.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 12 people

Categories: Dessert


  • 2 C All-purpose Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 1 C Water
  • 5 TBS Cocoa Powder
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 C Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 4 TBS Milk
  • 4 TBS Cocoa Powder
  • 16 ounces, weight Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 C Chopped Pecans (or almonds)


  1. To make the cake, mix flour and sugar in a large bowl.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, water, and cocoa over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and pour over the flour/sugar mixture.

  3. Mix well. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla. Pour into a well-greased 9×13 pan, and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes (could be less depending on your oven!).

  4. With 5 minutes of baking time remaining on the cake, make the icing.

  5. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, and cocoa and bring mixture to a boil.

  6. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk or wooden spoon until the sugar melts and the mixture is smooth.
  7. Stir in vanilla and pecans, then pour over hot cake.

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