Ann's Chocolate Cake

Lynelle Caldwell

By
@caldwell1932

This was my mom's go to chocolate cake recipe growing up. It's fast, easy & so YUMMY(especially warm)!


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Serves:

9x13 pan

Ingredients

CAKE

1 c
water (i've also used cold coffee)
3 Tbsp
cocoa, unsweetened (i sometimes use 5 tbl if you want it really chocolaty)
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening
2 c
white sugar
2 c
self rising flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
cinnamon

FROSTING

3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
hot water
1/2 c
butter, melted
4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
milk
1 c
nuts, walnuts or pecans chopped fine

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
2
In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening. Heat until mixture comes to a boil, then remove from heat.
3
Add sugar, flour, soda, buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well and pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
4
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Have icing ready when cake comes out of oven.
5
To make the icing: In cleaned out sauce pan from cake, (ALL ABOUT LESS DISHES) combine 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 teaspoon hot water and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Melt & mix together. Add confectioners sugar, pecans and milk and mix well. You can add more milk to achieve desired consistency, but too much will make cake soggy.
6
Pour over cake & spread out. Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy