Total Calories: 307
In medium saucepan, combine butter (or margarine), cocoa, and water bring to boil over medium heat, cooking until butter is melted set aside. In large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, soda, and cinnamon. Add cocoa mixture blend. (Save cocoa pan, unwashed, for making Quick Cocoa Frosting.) Beat together buttermilk (or sour milk, see below) and eggs stir into batter. Add vanilla. Pour into ungreased 9x13x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Five minutes before cake is done, begin to make Quick Cocoa Frosting (recipe in this cookbook). Frost cake as soon as it comes from oven. If desired, sprinkle immediately with chopped nuts. Cool. This moist and delicious cake will stay fresh for days.
Note: To make sour milk, measure 1/2 tablespoon vinegar into measuring cup add enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
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