This is my family's favorite Chocolate Cake. I developed this
from several very old Chocolate Cake recipes I found in my Mother's recipe box.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Recipe By Claudine Bratcher
2 cups Sugar
2 cups All purpose flour- sifted
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cup Buttermilk
1 stick Crisco
1/2 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
4 Tb Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Pecans - chopped
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 stick Butter
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch pan
Measure the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
Put water, Crisco, butter and cocoa powder in sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Pour slowly over sugar and flour, beat until well blended. Add the buttermilk and soda to this mixture and blend thoroughly. Add eggs, cinnamon and vanilla, beat for 3 minutes. Fold in the pecans.
Pour chocolate cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake chocolate cake to perfection.
Sift powdered sugar into mixing bowl.
In a saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk, bring to a boil.
Pour over powdered sugar, add vanilla and pecans, mix well.
Frost Claudine's Chocolate Cake in pan while both frosting and cake are still warm.
Store cake in covered container.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!