Texas Hot Cocoa Cake

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Total Time
2hrs 10mins
1 hr 30 mins
40 mins

Originally from an Austin, TX community cookbook. Family favorite.

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  1. Combine in saucepan cocoa, butter, oil, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring; let cool.
  3. Combine sugar and flour in a large bowl.
  4. Pour cocoa mixture, when cooled, over flour and sugar; and beat until smooth.
  5. Combine buttermilk, eggs, soda, cinnamon and vanilla; then beat into above mixture.
  6. Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan; bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Frosting: Start 10 minutes before baking is done.
  8. Combine frosting ingredients except for confectioner's sugar in a bowl, mix.
  9. Add confectioner's sugar; stir well, then beat until thick.
  10. Spoon frosting over hot cake.
  11. Top with nuts if desired.