Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe came from the Calvary Baptist Church Cookbook. I love it's richness and one of the few I found that doesn't use sour cream. (if that's the one ingredient you lack)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour sheet cake pan. Mix butter, water, cocoa, and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, soda. Pour boiled mixture over sugar mixture and mix well. Combine eggs, buttermilk, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well. Combine with other mixture and pour into prepared sheet cake pan. Bake 20-25 minutes.
  3. For frosting, mix 4 Tbs cocoa, 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla, 6 Tbs buttermilk and bring to a boil. Pour over powdered sugar, mix well and pour over warm cake. Sprinkle with pecans , if desired.
Most Helpful

I made this many many times when my kids were growing up. both at home and also for potlucks at church. It is so good,and easy to do.

Lou August 30, 2007