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Potluck Chocolate Cake

"This rich cake with fudgy icing and a sprinkling of nuts is a proven potluck winner, according to Ann Shorey of Sutherlin, Oregon. It's often the most anticipated part of the meal,' she nods. 'I've also taken the cake on camping trips. It stays moist for several days.'"
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1 h servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, bring butter, water and cocoa to a boil; whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add cocoa mixture; beat on low speed just until combined. Add sour cream, eggs and baking soda; blend until smooth. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, cream butter. Combine the confectioners' sugar and cocoa; gradually add to butter. Beat in the vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost the cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate until serving.


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This is also called a texas sheet cake it is good tasting and easy to make

I made this cake for a covered dish dinner at church. I got several compliments on it. It was nice & moist & of course, everyone loves homemade frosting! This is a keeper!

This was ok but not for me I guess. I was looking for something moist and this really wasnt. Not a lot of flavor either. There were a lot of dirty dishes though.

Very moist! If you don't have enough time to make the frosting, a layer of cool whip is another good topping. Also, If you don't like nuts, I cut up strawberries and use those as toppings. Ve...