22-Minute Cake

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,302


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 stick margarine, softened
1 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of instant coffee
1 stick margarine
3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 pound powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon instant coffee


Do not use mixer. Combine flour and sugar in large bowl. In a saucepan, combine and bring to a boil the margarine, water, shortening, and cocoa; pour over flour and sugar mixture. Combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and coffee and add to the mixture; mix all together. Pour into a greased 12x7-inch pan and bake 20 minutes at 400°.

When cake has baked for 18 minutes, combine in saucepan the margarine, cocoa, and milk. Bring to a boil. Add the powdered sugar, nuts, and coffee. Pour over cake when removed from oven.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,302
Calories from Fat: 446

This 22-Minute Cake recipe is from the Best of the Best From The Southwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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