Fudgy Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Natalie Published: April 12, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Fudgy Buttermilk Cake

This buttermilk cake is a rich and fudgy treat loaded with chocolate flavors. The moist treat is topped with a chocolate-loaded frosting as well.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Cake:

  • 1cupbutter
  • 1cupwater
  • ¼cupcocoa
  • ½cupbuttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 2cupssugar
  • 2cupsflour
  • ½tspsalt

For Frosting:

  • ½cupbutter
  • ¼cupcocoa
  • ½cupbuttermilk,add a little more if needed
  • 16ozpowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla
  • ¼cuppecans,chopped, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, cook butter, water and cocoa over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla until smooth. Add butter mixture and beat until blended.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add to buttermilk mixture, beating until blended.

  4. Pour into a greased 15×10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until cake is set.

  5. Meanwhile, In a saucepan, cook butter, cocoa and buttermilk over medium heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted and mixture is smooth.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans.

  7. Spread Frosting over warm cake. Cut into squares, while warm.


  • Calories: 299.09kcal
  • Fat: 13.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.22g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 35.77g
  • Protein: 2.43g
  • Cholesterol: 44.24mg
  • Sodium: 128.49mg
  • Calcium: 22.55mg
  • Potassium: 67.68mg
  • Iron: 0.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 104.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.11mg
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