Let Them Eat Cake

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 444


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/4 cup (or more) baking cocoa
1 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Creamy Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 tablespoons (or more) baking cocoa
5 tablespoons milk
1 (1-pound) package powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Mix flour and sugar in a large bowl. Combine butter, baking cocoa, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Pour over flour mixture and stir to mix well. Mix baking soda with buttermilk in a small bowl. Stir into cake batter. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Pour batter into a greased 10x15-inch cake pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Pour warm Creamy Chocolate Frosting over warm cake. Let cool before cutting.

Creamy Chocolate Frosting:
Heat butter, baking cocoa, and milk in a saucepan until butter melts. Remove from heat. Beat in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Let cool slightly. Yields about 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 444
Calories from Fat: 177

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