Dense and Delicious Chocolate Cake


Wow the chocolate lovers in your life with this fudgy creation that’'s as easy to whip up as a cake mix.

  • 10Servings


Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Fudge Glaze

  • 2 Tbs. low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400F. Coat 9-inch round springform pan with cooking spray. Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda in bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, egg, and vanilla in separate bowl.

Combine espresso and cocoa in large saucepan. Add butter, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in dry ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture, and whisk until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until top looks dry but toothpick inserted in center comes out moist.

Meanwhile, make Fudge Glaze: Combine buttermilk, cocoa powder, and butter in medium saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar and vanilla.

Pierce holes all over cake with skewer or fork. Spread glaze over cake with spatula. Let stand 5 minutes before unmolding, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 276
  • Carbohydrate Content: 39 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 52 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 82 mg
  • Sugar Content: 27 g