Nita's Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by 1 tuff cookie

This recipe was handed down to me by my wonderful mother in law. This is the only cake that is requested for birthdays. Even the neighborhood kids ask me to make this cake for them. This cake is well worth the effort. This cake also is served out of the pan that it is cooked in.

Top Review by MommaEllen

Wonderful sheet-type cake! The buttermilk and cinnamon give it a very nice taste. I melted the icing ingredients over the stove, just like the cake ingredients. I like the way the icing soaks into the cake. Made this for Pick a Chef '08. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, bring butter, shortening, water and cocoa to a boil.
  2. Take off heat and add sugar, flour, eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Heat well stirring constantly.
  4. Pour in a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Blend together all ingredients until well mixed.
  7. While cake is hot, poke holes throughout the cake. Spread Icing onto HOT cake.

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