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Stretch Cake Recipe

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2 cup sugar
2 cup flour
2 cubes butter or marg
1 cup water
3 1/2 Tbsp cocoa
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp. soda
1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cube butter or marg
3 Tbsp cocoa
1/3 cup evaporated milk or 6 Tbsp. milk
1 box pwd sugar
1 cup chopped nuts

Bring to a boil: butter/marg, water and cocoa. Add this mixture to sugar and flour. Add eggs, vanilla, soda and buttermilk. Pour into greased jelly roll pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. If using 13 x 9 pan, bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Last 5 minutes of baking, melt butter/marg, cocoa and milk. Add powdered sugar and nuts. Spread on hot cake - work fast, it sets up quickly.




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