How to make it

  • Grab that sauce pan, place on burner at low-medium heat.
  • Melt butter and cut up chocolate in pan.
  • Add water and sugar, stir till well combined.
  • Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes. Here's a TRICK: If you have melted it on a really low heat (as I always do, you need maybe only five minutes cooling time if that)
  • Add vanilla and stir.
  • Add egg and stir till well combined
  • Sift flour and measure again for accuracy: then add all dry ingredients left: salt, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sift one more time.
  • Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk/sour milk alternatively.
  • Beat vigorously by hand for one minute or until smooth.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until toothpick comes out cleanly.
  • Let cool on trivet on counter.
  • Once cool, roughly 2 hours later - though I never wait that long, I spread cake with lemon or orange butter cream frosting (leaving it in the pan) - using just 1/2 of a normal recipe for butter cream.
  • You can also simply dust with confectioner's sugar.
  • Store any leftover's which normally won't last the night into the fridge depending upon the number of elves you may have in your home.
  • Photo to follow the next time I make this great cake.

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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Looks great!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty recipe thanks high 5
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  • knoxcop 10 years ago
    Ahhhhhhh! Now you've got me baking on a Sunday, Diva! Sounds delicious and addictive!--Kn0x--
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  • divaliscious 10 years ago
    I just made this again, so photo is coming soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Sounds great!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This is a very delicious sounding cake, yummy! My grandmother made cakes a little like this one. We loved it!
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  • juliagulia 10 years ago
    Oh here it is! :-)
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