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Chocolate Buttermilk Squares

 Chocolate Buttermilk Squares
Every time I take a pan of these to a picnic, it comes back clean! At home, they disappear as fast as I can stir them. My husband and I are farmers. we have five grown children (youngest was just married) and three grandchildren.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 4 drops red food coloring, optional
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring butter, cocoa and water just to a boil.
  • Cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and
  • salt. Add cocoa mixture and buttermilk; mix well. Beat in the eggs,

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Chocolate Buttermilk Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vanilla and food coloring if desired. Pour into a greased and 15-in.
  • x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. For frosting, melt butter with cocoa
  • and buttermilk. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt.
  • Spread over warm cake. Garnish with nuts if desired. Yield: 15
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 466 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.