This cake is moist and tender and has a delightful frosting. I found this recipe in an old community cook book my Aunt gave me and it is very good. Great for a family dinner, picnic or potluck. One of my favorites!
In a large saucepan, combine the cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; add cocoa mixture. Combine eggs, oil and buttermilk; add to cocoa mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 13-in. × 9-in. × 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean..
In a large saucepan, bring the cocoa, butter and buttermilk to a boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Spread over the warm cake. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
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