Easy Cocoa Cake

Details

Time
3 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Searching for a quick and easy cocoa powder cake recipe? Search no further. This moist chocolate cake has a fudgy texture that’s complemented by our cocoa fudge frosting. Perfect for birthdays or any celebration!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    butter or margarine

  • 1 cup

    water

  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1/2 cup

    dairy sour cream

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?
add a garnish

Add a garnish

Make our Cocoa Fudge Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
saucepan
13x9x2-inch pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
mixer
mixer
wire rack
wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

 

2

Combine butter, water and cocoa in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; remove from heat. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in hot cocoa mixture. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

 

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake is still hot, frost with COCOA FUDGE FROSTING. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 12 servings.

 

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