Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 1 star values: 3

When you need a great cake FAST! You frost while hot in the pan saving time! Great for potlucks and bake sales when you need a cake now.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup butter or margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, and water. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.

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  • In a large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, soda, and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture, and blend. Beat together eggs and buttermilk, and blend into batter thoroughly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, blending until smooth. Spread immediately over hot cake in pan. Sprinkle with nuts.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 196.8mg. Full Nutrition
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