Chocolate Spice Cake

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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.

Frosting

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.

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Enjoy!

Gail 

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About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to Chocolate Spice Cake

  1. Ruth says:

    Looks and sounds delicious.

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