Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour, sifted

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) margarine

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1/4

    cup cocoa

  • 1/2

    cup buttermilk

  • 2

    eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

  • 1

    tsp cinnamon

  • frosting:

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) margarine

  • 3

    tbsp cocoa

  • 1/3

    cup milk

  • 1

    pound (4 cups) powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1

    tsp vanilla

Directions

Sift flour and sugar into mixing bowl and mix well. In saucepan, bring the margarine, shortening, water, and cocoa to a rapid boil. Pour over flour-sugar mixture and mix well. Combine remaining ingredients and add all at once to batter, mixing well. Pour into greased, lightly floured 13x9 pan and bake at 400* degrees for 35-40 minutes or until it tests done. Let cool 10-15 minutes while preparing frosting. frosting: Combine margarine, cocoa, and milk into saucepan; heat slowly and bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients, beat well and spread over cake while it is still warm. Leave cake in pan until ready to serve. You can add 2/3 cups chopped pecans to frosting.

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