Company Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Company Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Chocoholics will love this moist, brownie-like cake. Its sweet chocolate sauce is a pleasant change from frosting, Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this dessert will go over big with everyone at the table. —Susan Hansen Auburn, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 305 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; add to dry ingredients and stir well. Combine the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; stir into chocolate mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For chocolate sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm with cake and ice cream. Garnish with cherries if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Company Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p35

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 60036
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Delicious! I made this for my dad's birthday."

Nbeyer User ID: 5098753 117326
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"This is the best chocolate cake recipe! I made SIX of these for our daughter's 7th bday party, layered a few and made a 2 butterflies and a lion with the others - it bakes so well everytime! I've made it with an espresso buttercream frosting, a cream cheese frosting, and a regular buttercream - all good combos! Mint cream cheese would be good for Christmas..."

kvjmom User ID: 5881598 71560
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"VERY rich when served with ice cream. I used all purpose flour instead of cake flour, sifted it and used about 2 TBSP less per cup. It turned out great. Got raves from the family."

KristaDavis User ID: 3263681 137164
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"easy to make, so moist and delicious!!"

Shaye.Shaye User ID: 3573715 71546
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"This cake is wonderful, my friends want me to cook it all the time."

beksand User ID: 2556544 60032
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"my friend made this for her sons birthday. It was ssoo good!!!"

redneckgal User ID: 1777315 55682
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"yummy cake and I love that it's homemade and doesn't use a box cake mix...wonderful...thanks!!"

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