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Twenty-Minute Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter with water and cocoa. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. beat in the chocolate mixture; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the first four frosting ingredients. Stir in nuts. Pour over warm cake; spread to cover cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 256 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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