Quick Chocolate Cake with Quick Icing

    40 minutes

    I like this cake because you can make it super fast, and you ice it while it is still hot in the pan saving even more time.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 250g butter
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 125g butter
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/3 cup milk
    • 3 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine 250g butter or margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.
    2. In a large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, bicarb soda and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture and blend. Beat together eggs and buttermilk and blend into batter thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into ungreased 20x30cm pan.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees C.
    4. To make icing: Five minutes before cake is done, combine 125g butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending until smooth. Spread immediately over hot cake in pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

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    I made this one night for myself & my family & everyone LOVED it! It wasn't messy but it did take ten to twenty minutes longer to prepare & finish in the oven, but it came out DELICIOUS!  -  12 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This a review for the frosting. I made a different recipe for a cake and put the frosting on while hot. The frosting had lumps of pwdered sugar in it. Be sure to sift the sugar. I still think the frosting was too sweet. I'd use a little less sugar.  -  24 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this cake seemed very runny when we did it but it was very tasty and but it didn't take 20 it took more  -  30 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)