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CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR A CROWD Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diana Murphy-Owen

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CAKE
2 cups Flour
tsp Salt
2 cups Sugar
5 TBSP Cocoa
1 cup Butter
1 cup Water, boiling
cup Buttermilk
2 lg eggs, beaten
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla

FROSTING
cup Pecans, finely chopped
cup plus 2 tsp Butter
5 TBSP Cocoa
1 tsp Vanilla
6 TBSP Milk
4 cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted (3 cups unsifted)

Directions:
Directions:
**Preheat Oven to 350
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine flour, sugar, and salt.
Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in cocoa. Add boiling water, and allow to boil for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and pour over flour mixture, stirring lightly as it cools.
In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture, then pour it all into a prepared sheet cake pan.
Bake for 25 minutes, (toothpick test), at 350.
While cake is baking, make the frosting: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa and remove from heat. Stir in milk, vanilla, and sifted powdered sugar. Stir in pecans and pour over the warm cake.

 

 

 

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