I have made this cake for 39 years. Every since I have been married..lol..This is so good. I have not had one person that did not like this.If you do not have buttermilk. Just use half cup of milk with one tab, Vinegar..mix.. let it set while you prepare it, It will thicken.. I use it all the time IF I do NOT have buttermilk.
1Preheat an oven to 400°F. Grease a sheet cake pan (be sure it has raised edges).In a large bowl, stir together the flour and granulated sugar
2In a saucepan, combine the butter and crisco, water and cocoa powder. Stir while bringing to a boil. Pour over the flour mixture.
3In another bowl, stir together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, vanilla and
Add to the flour-cocoa mixture.And mix all together.
4Transfer the batter to the prepared sheet cake pan and bake for 20 -30 minutes.
5Five minutes before the cake is done, make the frosting: In a saucepan, combine the margarine, cocoa powder and milk. Heat and then add the confectioners’ sugar, nuts, vanilla and . Pour the frosting over the cake and allow to cool.