We all Need Chocolate Cake!

I come from a long line of Cake Bakers! We love pound cake, I mean I literally have over 100 pound cake recipes. But we also love chocolate cake. So when I went looking for a quick easy chocolate cake recipe, I found a plethora of recipes.

I cam macros this recipe and was in love. It is baked in a square pan. You can even leave it in the pan and serve from there. It comes together super quickly and is just the right amount of sweet.

I made a family version of Boiled frosting and pour it over the cake. You can whip this frosting, but you don’t have too.What are some of your family’s abortive shared recipes.

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Soft Chocolate Cake with Boiled Frosting

A quick easy chocolate cake, for any occasion.
Course: Endings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate
Servings: 16


  • 1 Electric Hand Mixer
  • 1 Candy Thermometer



  • 2 squares Unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Lg. Egg
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Boiled Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated White Sugar
  • 3/4 cip Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 squares Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
    Grease an 8x8 pan.
  • Place the chopped chocolate and butter in a large bowl. While stirring, carefully, pour boiling water over chocolate and butter, until melted.
    Whisk in sugar, egg, flour, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla.
    Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs from center of cake.
    Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto platter with lip.

Boiled Frosting

  • In a heavy saucepan, stir the butter, sugar, milk and vanilla until sugar is completely dissolved.
    I like to keep a bowl of warm water on the side to brush down sugar crystals, with a pastry brush.
    Bring to a boil and let cook for a minute.
    Turn off flame or remove from heat.
    Stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.
  • Once chocolate is melted, return to a low heat and cook, without stirring, until softball stage on candy thermometer. This can take up to 20 minutes.
    While cooking, prepare an ice bath, big enough to hold the saucepan.
  • Once the chocolate mixture reaches softball stage, remove from heat and place the bottom of the saucepan in the ice bath and let cool to 120° on candy thermometer. Do not stir at this point
  • Once cooled to 120°, beat with electric mixer, just until well combined and a pourable consistency.
  • Working quickly, pour frosting over top of cake and use a spatula to push frosting out to sides, evenly.
    Let stand until frosting is set, then serve.

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