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How to make Chocolate cake for a crowd

Here’s a Chocolate cake for a crowd.

Serving: serves 12 to 16



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 2 sticks butter  
  • 5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 


  1. Mix flour and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, water, and cocoa over medium heat.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and pour over the flour/sugar mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla.
  5. Pour into a well-greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. 




  • 1 stick butter 
  • 4 Tablespoons milk 
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa powder  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 cup chopped pecans 


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, and cocoa and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk or wooden spoon until the sugar melts and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in vanilla and pecans, then pour over hot cake. 



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