Saturday, December 18, 2010

Edith Cowan's Chocolate Cake

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 c. butter
1/2 t. salt
1 T. cocoa
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. water
1 T. vanilla
1 T. baking soda
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs

Mix sugar and flour in a big bowl. Bring butter, salt, cocoa, shortening and water to a boil in saucepan. Pour over sugar and flour mixture. Add vanilla, baking soda, buttermilk and eggs. Mix well and bake at 350* for 35 minutes. Top with frosting when cool.

Chocolate Frosting:
1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
5T. milk
3/4 box powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. pecans

Bring to butter, cocoa and milk to a boil, add powdered sugar and vanilla. Let cool until spreadable. Top frosted cake with pecans.

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