Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 c sugar

2 c flour

2 stick butter (1 c)

3 Tbs cocoa

1 c water

1/2 c buttermilk

2 eggs

1 Tbs baking soda

1 Tbs vanilla

Sift flour and sugar in a large bowl. In a saucepan mix the butter, cocoa and water. Bring to a rapid boil. Pour over the flour and sugar mixture and stir until mixed well. Add the buttermilk and eggs. Mix. Add the soda and vanilla. Beat for 2 min. Pour into a greased 11x16 pan. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Begin frosting 5 minutes before cake is done.


Frosting for Chocolate Sheet Cake

1 stick butter (1/2 c)

3 Tbs cocoa

5 Tbs buttermilk

1 box of powdered sugar (1 lb)

1 Tbs vanilla

1 c chopped nuts

Cook butter, cocoa, and buttermilk over heat until butter is melted and hot. Remove from heat and add sugar, vanilla, and nuts. Beat well and spread on hot cake.