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Mama's Restaurant Chocolate-Chocolate Cake


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  • CAKE
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks margarine or butter
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 box (8-oz) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, or more if desired


Servings 16
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

CAKE: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 11 x 13-inch pan.
Mix together flour and sugar thorouthly in a large mixing bowl (you want to coat flour with the sugar so it doesnt get lumpy when moisture is added.) Set aside.
Put butter, water and cocoa in saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar mixture; mix until very well blended. Add buttermilk and mix well.Cool mixture a bit so it won't cook eggs then add eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
Bake until cake test done when a toothpick is inserted in center, 30 to 35 minutes.
As soon as cake is removed from oven spread icing on top.
Put butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan, heat over low heat until butter melts. Remove from heat; add powdered sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Mix until well blended. Spread on cake while hot.


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