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Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe is from a spice magazine. It is more like a fudge but it is a cake.

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400. it is important the oven is at the right temperature for this recipe, so leave ample time to preheat. Grease and flour 9x13 pan. In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour. In a heavy pan bring butter, shortening cocoa and water to boil, then add buttermilk, vanill, cinnamon and eggs; mix well. the batter will be thin and may spatter. pour into pan and bake 400 for 25 minutes. For the frosting, bring the cocoa, butter and milk to boil. Pour into bowl and add sugar till the frosting reaches desired consistency. Stir in nuts if using. Spread over cooled cake.
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The first time I made this cake it scared me to death, I thought I had done something wrong, the batter is so thin. This is the best cake I have ever made and have been making it for over 20 years now. We call it the Funeral cake at my house because it is so simple to throw together that any time anyone dies in our church this is what we send.