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Range Rider's Great Chocolate Cake

Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 8 to 10 servings


  • 2 - sticks butter or margarine, softened to room temperature

  • 2 - cups sugar

  • 2 - eggs

  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 - cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 - cup cocoa

  • 2 - teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 - teaspoon salt

  • 2 - cups buttermilk

Chocolate Butter Frosting

  • 1 - box (1-pound) confectioners’ sugar

  • 1/2 - cup cocoa

  • 1/8 - teaspoon salt

  • 1 - stick butter or margarine, softened to room temperature

  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla

  • 5 to 7 - Tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans or one large sheet cake pan.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, gradually beating in sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well, for about 2 minutes. Add vanilla.

  2. In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add into mixing bowl, add alternately with butter milk, using low speed of mixer. Pour into pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. After a few minutes, remove from pan and cool on rack.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, salt, butter or margarine, vanilla, and milk. Beat on low speed until smooth. Spread on cool cake for about an hour.

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