This delicious chocolate cake with nutty, fudgy icing has been featured in numerous cookbooks over the years. It’s actual origin is unknown. It has been lovingly, served at many of our agency potlucks and Teresa’s family celebrations. It works well as cupcakes, too. Great for a Super Bowl party or a Valentine’s celebration.

Combine in a mixing bowl:In a saucepan, bring to a boil:Add:
2 cups plain flour1 cup water2 eggs
2 cups sugar1/2 cup oil1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick margarine1/2 cup buttermilk
3 Tablespoons cocoa1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour into bowl with dry ingredients.Mix well. Pour into a greased pan, approximately 12*x16.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
While cake is baking:
Mix and melt together. DO NOT BOILRemove from heat and add:
1 stick butter1 cup chopped pecans
1Tablespoon cocoa1 box powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanillaImmediately pour over cake after removing it from the oven. Cool, cut and serve