This Sunday Chocolate Cake is the easiest, most comforting chocolate cake recipe ever. The boiled frosting on top is flaky, fudgy and delicious!
So this cake might not look like much, but let me tell you…it’s everything.
And it has the best flaky boiled chocolate icing on top.
It’s a lot like a Texas Sheet cake, but better. It’s a lot like My Kid’s Favorite Brownies, but different…
I found the recipe for this in my Grandma’s recipe box and I remember her making it a lot.
She’d always make it on Sunday’s…hence the name.
It’s the perfect weekend cake.
Also, it’s my kid’s most favorite. The classics usually are.
ps ~ Kristan made a super similar-but totally different cake over at her site today too! The details are at the bottom of this post!
But first things first…
This cake is easy. No mixer involved. Love that!
Go ahead and whisk your dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet in another…
Melt your butter and shortening in a saucepan…also, if you think vegetable shortening is from the devil go ahead and sub in all butter. This recipe is my Grandma’s back in the days where Crisco was king. Actually the recipe calls for Oleo, so yeah.
Oh yeah, add your cocoa powder in there too…
Also, I am the messiest cocoa powder user ever in existence. What’s my problem??
When it’s all melted pour it into your dry ingredients…
Then whisk in your other wet ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
Pour that all in your prepared pan.
When the cake is almost done baking start making your boiled frosting.
Boil butter, milk and cocoa powder together.
Then stir in some powdered sugar…
Whisk it all up until it’s smooth.
Pull the cake out of the oven when it’s done…
And pour that frosting all over top!
Then let the cake cool.
And your frosting will look like an old man’s wrinkly butt…
Ok, that was gross, I’m sorry. And also, I haven’t ever seen an old man’s wrinkly butt in real life…but I did see that episode of Sex and the City. YOU KNOWWWW!
Make it. Your Sundays will be better for it.
Also, the edge pieces are my favorite. All the frosting.
Now proving yet again that we share a brain, my friend Kristan posted this picture on Instagram the same day I made this cake..so immediately I texted her and asked her what it was! Apparently it’s Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake…but doesn’t it look so similar?
So make sure to hop over to her site and check out the recipe for her doppelganger cake. I think I need ice cream on mine too!