Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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1/2 c margarine
1 c water
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 c all-purpose flour
2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c margarine
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk

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Ann Simmons Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Lugoff, SC (pop. 49,618)
Member Since Apr 2010
Ann's notes for this recipe:
Another adopted recipe. Made a few changes.
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Cake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Frosting Directions:
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in cocoa and vanilla.
Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Pour in cocoa mixture. Beat well (mixture will be extremely thick).
Beat in milk, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

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user nancy drake nancdra63 - Nov 27, 2011
just finished this cake made it for my best friend. it is so good and easy.. thanks..
user Suzanne Smith SmittyCook - Dec 1, 2011
Can the frosting be made as vanilla frosting if you omit the cocoa powder, or do other adjustments need to be made? If not, do you have a similar, easy vanilla frosting?
user Ann Simmons AngelJasonsMom - Dec 6, 2011
Yes Suzanne. Just leave out the oocoa.
user Kim Fannin Kimmiefannin - Dec 23, 2012
I just used the icing on another cake I was making and I ended up with peanut butter in the icing and it is awesome!!!!! It tastes wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!!

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