Fudgy Buttermilk Cake

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Delicious Fudgy Buttermilk Cake - this makes the softest and yummiest chocolate cake recipe!!

Who doesn’t love cake?!

I may have mentioned this before, but each week we try to invite someone over for dinner. Sometimes it’s friends from church, neighbors, missionaries… you name it. We do this to help us get to know other better and make friends too. Sometimes we have pizza night and sometimes I make a homemade meal, but something I always make is DESSERT!! Usually it’s a bar or cake recipe, which means I’m always looking for new ones to try out. Today’s recipe just happens to be a new cake that is delicious and simple – Fudgy Buttermilk Cake.

First off, I love cake, but cake with buttermilk is my favorite! It just enhances the yummy flavor making it even more addicting and delicious. Second, anything with the word “fudgy” is bound to be good! And trust me – this recipe is GOOD! We usually serve our cake with ice cream, but I had this by itself, and it was so soft and chocolate-y. I have a few chocolate cakes I make all the time, but I’m glad I now have a new recipe to try when company comes over.

For all the chocolate lovers, I know you’ll enjoy this Fudgy Buttermilk Cake recipe:

Fudgy Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Delicious Fudgy Buttermilk Cake - this makes the softest and yummiest chocolate cake recipe!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 301 kcal
Author Lil' Luna



  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk add a little more if needed
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, cook butter, water and cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla until smooth. Add butter mixture and beat until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add to buttermilk mixture, beating until blended.
  4. Pour into a greased 15x10" jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until cake is set.
  5. Meanwhile, In a saucepan, cook butter, cocoa and buttermilk over medium heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted and mixture is smooth.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans.
  7. Spread Frosting over warm cake. Cut into squares, while warm.

Recipe from Southern Living Christmas Book.

Delicious Fudgy Buttermilk Cake - this makes the softest and yummiest chocolate cake recipe!!

Delicious Fudgy Buttermilk Cake - this makes the softest and yummiest chocolate cake recipe!!

Sometimes you can’t beat a warm, soft and amazingly delicious chocolate cake!


For more great chocolate cake recipes on the site be sure to check out these favorites:

Better than Anything Cake - one of the best and easiest desserts you'll ever try! { lilluna.com } Super moist cake made with chocolate cake mix, caramel sauce, and sweetened condensed milk, topped with cool whip and toffee bits.

Better than Anything Cake

Delicious Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake recipe on { lilluna.com } Super moist cake made with root beer or cherry coke, heavy cream, root beer or cherry extract and layered with vanilla ice cream!

Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake

And for a white chocolate version…

Our favorite cake recipe - White Texas Sheet Cake. It's so moist and has almond extract making it taste AMAZING! { lilluna.com }

White Texas Sheet Cake

Love me some cake!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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