Ingredients

How to make it

  • Put butter, water and cocoa into pot; bring to full boil. Remove and add flour, sugar and salt; beat until smooth and add sour cream with soda in it and eggs. Mix well and pour into greased 17x9x1 cookie sheet with rim. Bake for 22 minutes at 375.
  • In same pot the cake was made in (don't clean pot!) add 1/2 cup butter, 4 level T. cocoa and milk and bring to a full boil. Remove and add rest of ingredients. Beat well then spread over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Refrigerate cake, cut into squares and serve. Best when cold.

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I made this cake today and its really good! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and for a really good dessert for the family!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    A BIG favorite! It's wonderful!
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  • cajunspices66 5 years ago
    I LOVE THIS.. MY MAMA AS MADE THIS FOR 40 YEARS... NICE POST..
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  • cajunspices66 5 years ago
    I LOVE THIS.. MY MAMA AS MADE THIS FOR 40 YEARS... NICE POST..
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    I'm with Krumb, I love buttermilk or sour cream cakes too!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I agree, it is the best. It is the only cake my mom wanted on her birthday.
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  • debbie919 5 years ago
    Been making this cake since I was about 15...won't say how many years that's been! It's absolutely the best..thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    i love this cake hadnt had it in along while but delicious
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    " It was excellent "
    m2googee ate it and said...
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    we love this cake!
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    Love cake recipes with buttermilk or sour cream - seems to make them extra rich and moist. This is printed out and ready to go next time I have enough company to help us eat it (to prevent me from piggin' out on the entire thing...). Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    janick04 ate it and said...
    My husband and his whole family love this cake. It is wonderful anyone who tries this will NOT be disappointed. ENJOY!!!!!
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