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Chocolate Cake


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  • frosting:
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 pound (4 cups) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla



Step 1

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.


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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