Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a fudge like chocolate cake, everyone loves it. I got orginal receipe from a co-worker of mine many years ago, I made some changes in it. When I would make this cake and bring it to work it would go like hot cakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir and set aside the flour and sugar.
  2. Mix and bring to a boil the butter, cocoa, water, shortening-pour over flour and sugar and mix well Add eggs, vanilla, soda and buttermilk and mix well.
  3. Stir in Pecans.
  4. Pour into a buttered 9"x12"x3" baking pan and bake@ 400* for 20-25 minutes.
  5. -----------Icing------------.
  6. While cake is baking make the icing.
  7. Melt butter, add milk, cocoa, vanilla, then add sugar and pecans.
  8. Cook 5-6 min.
  9. after starting to boil (cook on high flame).
  10. Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  11. The topping should be like fudge (cruncy).
  12. We love it this way.


Most Helpful

This is my mom's cake recipe. It is the best chocolate cake I have eaten. I love the icing, but then I am a chocoholic. It is easy to make and the best part is there is no waiting for the cake to cool before putting on the icing.

Christine Shelton July 14, 2002

Have had this before and im glad you posted!!

crawfish pie March 26, 2002

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