This delicious cake is always a hit with the family, at pot lucks, or when company is coming. It’s moist and rich and easy to make. Don’t let the title fool you… The only spice is 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in the mix.
Dry ingredients: Mix and set aside:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then remove from heat:
1 stick butter or margarine
3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 beaten eggs
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool about 10 minutes. Frost while still hot.
Melt 2 sticks butter, then add 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1/3 cup milk. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add: 1 box Confectioners sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cupped chopped pecans (optional). Pour onto warm cake. Icing will harden as it sits.