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Special Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Special Chocolate Cake, by , is from Godwin Family Reunion Cookbook 2007, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Beulah Holland
Added: Monday, February 5, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:

2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 tsp soda
Pinch cinnamon
1 stick oleo or butter
1/2 c shortening
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 c water
1/2 c buttermilk
2 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla

Icing:

1 stick oleo
4 Tbs cocoa
6 Tbs milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
1 c chopped pecans (or less)

Directions:
Directions:
Cake: Sift dry ingredients together. In saucepan combine and bring to a boil, oleo, shortening, cocoa, and water. Pour over sifted dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Beat well and pour into a buttered 9 x 12" pan. Bake at 400 for 25 to 30 minutes.

Icing: Melt oleo, cocoa and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add sugar, vanilla and pecans and beat well while still on the stove. Remove from heat. Beat a little more and spread on cake while still hot.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the chocolate cake I bring to the reunion. This is a favorite everywhere.

 

 

 

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