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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Eloise Kollman
Added: Saturday, June 7, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs

Icing:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla, or to taste
chopped pecans

Boil all ingredients for about 1 minute and drizzle over cake.

Directions:
Directions:
Beat butter until smooth. Beat in sugar until fluffy, beat in eggs, one at a time. Sift dry ingredients together. On low speed of mixer beat flour mixture with butter mixture alternately with buttermilk. Add vanilla. Pour into 3 (9") greased and floured cake pans. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was one of my favorite cakes, growing up. You can put any icing you like on it, but this is one my mother always used.

 

 

 

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