How many of you grew up where the potluck dinner was standard and commonplace for community, school or church gatherings? The potluck dinner was definitely a part of my community back in South Dakota. It seems like there was one all the time. It was a chance for the people of your community come together and enjoy a really fantastic meal made by everyone. The dishes brought to a potluck (at least where I grew up) were something that you and your family REALLY loved, and would be something that you would serve your most honored guest. This Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting is something you would find on any potluck table back in South Dakota.
For anyone that’s been to a good church or community potluck, you know that the measure of any good potluck dish is whether or not the pan is empty by the end of the dinner. This Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting is one of those cakes that would vanish at any good potluck. The cake is a moist, delicious cake that has a wonderful vanilla flavor that’s not overly sweet. Topped with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting, it make for one fantastic dessert!
This is a dessert that will appeal to anyone that loves cake, and especially those that love yellow cake! Perfect with a glass of milk or a fresh cup of coffee or tea, it is one of those desserts that tops off any great meal. Very easy to make, as the batter is basic, and goes right into a 9×13 pan. The frosting can be made as the cake cools, and can be enjoyed right away or refrigerated and enjoyed for later.
This recipe was adapted from the magazine Taste of the South: Southern Cakes, now on newsstands near you. Visit Taste of the South Magazine for this and other fantastic cake recipes.
This cake really does take me back to the days of potlucks. There was always a fantastic yellow cake, and it was usually gone by the time anyone wanted seconds. I hope you and your family get to enjoy this cake – its a classic that everyone will love!!