Butter 13X9 cake pan or 2 8 inch round cake pans. Coat with cocoa or cocoa and cinnamon.
2Sift together all dry ingredients
3Blend in oil and buttermilk. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well.
4Add boiling water. (You can substitute 1 cup boiling espresso to make a Capuccino Cake.)
Stir well. Don't Panic! The batter will look like chocolate milk.
Pour into prepared pan(s).
Let rest for 5 minutes before baking.
5Bake for 45 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean.
Let cool. Enjoy. Although this cake needs no frosting, it looks great with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.