Great Aunt Lola's Chocolate Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large bowl, mix flour, sugars, soda and cinnamon.
  • In heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat til melted and just UNDER a boil, don't boil!, the 2 sticks butter, 4 Tbl. cocoa and the 1 cup water.
  • Pour over dry ingredients.
  • Stir. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Stir well til all is combined.
  • I use a large whisk for this.
  • Scrape sides and bottom to incorporate all til smooth, but you don't have to over-mix. Pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan.
  • I use my old metal one for this, *it seems to come out MUCH better than using a glass one.
  • Bake in 350º oven for 35-40 minutes, test with a toothpick.
  • Remove from oven and while cooling, make icing.
  • Fudge Icing:
  • In heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt and bring just UNDER a boil, the butter, cocoa and cream or milk.
  • Stir in quickly the powdered sugar and vanilla til creamy.
  • Then QUICKLY spread/pour over warm cake. Spread icing evenly over top.
  • Chill in fridge til set.
  • *For the icing, it's 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar or 1 (1 lb. ) box. It doesn't want to show up in the recipe.
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