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Fudgy Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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.
Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Buttermilk Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.