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Amish Chocolate Cake Recipe with Caramel Icing

Amish Chocolate Cake Recipe with Caramel Icing

Recipe for Amish Chocolate Cake with Caramel Icing


Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in 1 cup boiling water)

*If you do not have buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1/2 cup measure then fill with milk.

Caramel Icing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream 


1. Mix dry ingredients for chocolate cake.

2. Add eggs, shortening, and buttermilk to dry ingredients.

3. Beat well.

4. Add water and soda mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

5. Pour into greased 9x13 cake pan and bake at 350°.

6. Mix and bring the icing ingredients to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.

7. Let boil until icing hardens in cold water, about 3 minutes.

8. Allow icing to cool 5 minutes before spreading onto cake. 

9. Enjoy!