Buttermilk Cocoa Cake


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Ingredients You'll Need

1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
BUTTERMILK FROSTING
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pecans (optional)


Directions

n a large saucepan, combine the cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; add cocoa mixture. Combine eggs, oil and buttermilk; add to cocoa mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 13x9" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


In a large saucepan, bring the cocoa, butter and buttermilk to a boil. Remove from heat. Whisk in the confectioners sugar and vanilla. Spread over the warm cake. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.


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