Directions for cake:
Preheat the oven to 375. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl and set aside. In a large microwaveable bowl, microwave water, butter and chocolate on high for 2 minutes and then stir. Continue microwaving 2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Add this hot mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. Now add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute or until well blended. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. You can also use a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan but the cooking time will be less (20 min.) Bake about 30-40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Meanwhile as the cake cooks begin to prepare the frosting after the cake has been in the oven about 15 minutes.
Directions for frosting:
Microwave butter, chocolate and milk in large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Add remaining ingredients; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
Spread immediately onto warm cake. Cool completely before cutting.
This cake is even better the second day after baking. Make sure to cover tightly to keep from drying out. It also freezes well.
Better the second day after baking. Fudgy and moist! Freezes well, if it lasts that long!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (192g)|
|Recipe Makes: 16|
|Calories from Fat: 197 (29%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 21.9g||29 %|
|Saturated Fat 12.7g||63 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.2g|
|Cholesterol 166.9mg||51 %|
|Sodium 226.2mg||8 %|
|Potassium 170.6mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 121.5g||36 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||9 %|
|Sugars, other 119.2g|
|Protein 7.7g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 686
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