"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
2 c sugar 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon ½ c margarine ½ c vegetable oil 4 tbsp cocoa 1 c water 4 eggs ½ c buttermilk (you can make this by adding 1 tsp lemon juice to milk and let it sit for a few minutes, it will curdle) 1 tsp vanilla
½ c margarine 4 tbsp cocoa 6 tbsp milk
2 c powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 c pecans or walnuts (optional)
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