Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

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Community Classics .
Edited on Feb 14, 2007

Nothing says Happy Valentines Day like CHOCOLATE....and my husband prefers cake. This was the cake I used this year

Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons unsweetened
cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup margarine
4 tablespoons unsweetened
cocoa powder
5 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup crunchy peanut butter

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar. Make a well in the center, and pour in the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and eggs.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before frosting.
5. For the Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until the icing is blended. Pour over warm cake.



Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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