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Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk*
2 sticks butter or margarine
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place 2 sticks of butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Pour over the flour, cinnamon and sugar mixture. Mix well. Add all other ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased and floured cookie sheet pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Cookie sheet must be a deep cookie sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 minutes. Frost while cake is hot.

FROSTING
1 stick butter
4 tablespoon cocoa

1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoon milk
1 pound box powdered sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 teaspoon. vanilla

Five minutes before cake is finished, make frosting. Mix together butter, cocoa, cinnamon and milk. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from stove and add sugar, nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Frost cake while it?s hot. My always loved this cake when they were growing up! The cake would be gone in less than 1/2 day!
Chris in NM

* Powdered buttermilk does not have to be mixed separately. I just add the powder with my flour and the water with the my other liquids and let it mix in the batter.
Nancy Rogers


http://www.nancyskitchen.com