The EASIEST Cake Recipe
Gather the ingredients - * Flour * Sugar * Cocoa powder * Baking powder * Salt * Baking soda * Buttermilk * Canola oil * Eggs * Vanilla extract * Water * Powdered sugar * Milk * Walnuts
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until well blended.
Add the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Add the hot water and mix again until the batter is uniform.
Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet before transferring to the oven to cook for 18-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the topping by melting the butter on medium-low, then whisking in the cocoa powder.
Add the milk, vanilla, and some of the powdered sugar and whisk. Keep adding the powdered sugar until it is all mixed in.
Once the cake has cooked, sprinkle the walnuts on top.
Pour the chocolate topping over. You can use a spoon to help guide the frosting to the edges.
Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.