There are no words to describe how ultimately sinful and delicious this cake is to eat. Don't EVEN try to make it lighter in calories. Just enjoy it.
|8||heaping tablespoons cocoa|
|1||cup boiling water|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|Chop ½ cup pecans finely|
|1||lb minus ½ cup powdered sugar|
Combine in a mixing bowl: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt In a saucepan, melt: 2 sticks butter Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa. Stir together. Add 1 cup boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool. In measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup buttermilk. Add: 2 beaten eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes. While cake is baking, make icing: Chop 1/2 cup pecans finely. Melt 1 3/4 sticks butter in a saucepan. Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add: 6 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 lb minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar Stir together. Add pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake.