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Aunt Lou's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe | ethnicspoon.com
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Aunt Lou's Chocolate Cake Recipe Card

Here is a 100 year old family recipe for chocolate cake with a tasty coffee cream glaze.  This make a rich chocolate cake the old fashioned way.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee icing, old fashioned recipe, rich chocolate cake, scratch cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 434 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces baking chocolate semi-sweet, melted
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Coffee cream glaze:

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • ½ oz. chocolate melted, semi-sweet
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid coffee


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.
  2. In a stand mixer cream together the sugar, and ½ cup of butter at room temperature until light and fluffy then add the egg.
  3. Add 2 oz. of melted chocolate.
  4. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and add this to the batter alternating with the buttermilk.
  5. Add to your prepared baking pan.You can use a mini bundt pan coated lightly with butter and cocoa powder, or a full size bundt pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. To make the glaze: In a stand up mixer cream butter at room temperature with the confectioners sugar until well combined. Add in heavy cream and the melted chocolate.
  8. Add in liquid coffee or just enough to have it achieve glaze consistency.
  9. Drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
Aunt Lou's Chocolate Cake Recipe Card
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.