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Company Chocolate Cake

 Company Chocolate Cake
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
20 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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Company Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 305 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.