Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Otherwise Known As My Grandpa Elvin's Favorite Cake

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 stick margarine
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs - slightly beaten

Bring to boil in the microwave the margarine, oil, cocoa and water. Stir well and add the sugar and flour. Mix well and add the soda dissolved in the buttermilk, vanilla and eggs. Blend well. Bake in a greased 9x13 pan or jelly roll pan in a 325 - 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Mix icing about 5 minutes before cake is done. Frost the cake while it is still hot.
1 stick margarine
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup buttermilk
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla