Post by pandapoo22 on Jan 12, 2011 16:25:03 GMT -6
My grandmother makes this anytime we have a family gathering and it is one of a kind, it sounds basic but it is the best chocolate cake you will ever eat!!
2 cups flour 2 cup granulated sugar 1 stick margarine 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 4 heaping tbsp. cocoa 1 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Combine flour & sugar in mixing bowl. Mix well. In a saucepan, put margarine, shortening, cocoa, & water and bring to a rapid boil. Pour over flour & sugar mixture, mixing gradually. Put soda in buttermilk & add with remaining ingredients. Add pecans if necessary. Mix & turn into a greased and floured 13x9 pan. Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Make icing 5 minutes before cake is done.
Icing 1 stick margarine or butter 4 tbsp. cocoa 6 tbsp. milk 1 box powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla In saucepan, combine margarine, cocoa & milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Spread on hot cake.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2011 16:42:27 GMT -6 by pandapoo22