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Chocolate Sheath Cake Recipe

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2 cups sugar
2 cups flour

Sift together sugar and flour and set aside.

1 stick butter
cup Crisco shortening
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup water

Put butter, crisco, cocoa and water in a saucepan and heat until melted (do not boil). Add to flour mixture.


cup buttermilk
1 tsp soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well and pour into 9 x 13 pan. (Can use sheath pan for thinner cake)
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. (20 minutes for sheath pan)

Remove from oven and ice.


1 stick butter,
6 Tbsp milk,
4 Tbsp cocoa.

Mix ingredients and bring to a boil, add 1 box powdered sugar. ( I sift mine), 1 t vanilla and 1 cup finely chopped pecans (optional). Stir and spread over cake while hot.




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