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    Chocolate Sheet Cake

    Source of Recipe

    From the kitchen of the Davis Family in Dallas, Texas
    2 cups flour
    2 cups sugar
    1 stick margarine
    1/2 cup Crisco or cooking oil
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons cocoa
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 stick margarine
    3 tablespoons cocoa
    4 tablespoons milk
    1 box powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

    In large bowl, sift together flour and sugar. Bring to a boil the following: margarine, Crisco or cooking oil, water, and cocoa. Whip into flour and sugar. Mix together eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and then add to mixture. Batter will be thin. Bake in a large sheet pan or 2 small sheet pans at 350 degrees about 25 minutes or until done. Icing: Bring to a boil: margarine, cocoa, milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix while hot. Pour on warm cake. 1/2 cup chopped nuts may be added to icing.




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