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Chocolatetown Special Cake

Chocolatetown Special Cake is an old fashioned homemade cake recipe that will delight chocolate lovers!  The homemade chocolate icing has a hot cocoa flavor that is irresistible!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cake from scratch, homemade chocolate cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 489 kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life



  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup butter calls for shortening - see if butter is okay
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla



  1. Grease and flour two 9-inch layer pans.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

  2. Stir together cocoa and boiling water in small bowl until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, beat well.  

  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.  Blend in cocoa mixture.

  5. Pour into pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.  

  6. Cool ten minutes; remove from pans.  Cool completely; frost with....


  1. Cream butter and cocoa.  Alternate adding portions of the confections sugar and milk.  Add vanilla and mix well.