22 Minute Cake

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by MelinOhio

This is my Mom's recipe. Its a cross between a cake and a fudgy brownie. Simular to Texas Sheet cake. I have fond memories of having this cake on Sundays.

Top Review by nascarmom

This is really good and everyone enjoyed it. I think that next time though I will leave out some if not all the cinnamon. Had a pretty strong cinnamon flavor to me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Do not use a mixer.
  2. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. In saucepan combine butter, water, shortening, cocoa and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Pour over flour mixture.
  6. Combine buttermilk, eggs, soda, vanilla and cinnamon.
  7. Add to the other mixture and mix all together (will be a little lumpy).
  8. Pour batter into a 9 x 12 greased pan.
  9. Bake 22 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. When cake has baked 18 minutes, start combining in large bowl the 1/2 cup butter, 4 Tablespoons cocoa, and 1/3 cup milk.
  11. Bring to a boil and while boiling stir in 1 pound powdered sugar and 1 cup chopped nuts. Do not remove from heat while stirring in sugar.
  12. Pour over hot cake as soon as it is removed from oven.

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