Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 2 cups white sugar

  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  6. 1/2 cup shortening

  7. 1 cup water

  8. 2 eggs, beaten

  9. 1/2 cup buttermilk

  10. 1/2 cup margarine

  11. 6 tablespoons milk

  12. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  13. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  14. 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup margarine, shortening, 1/4 cup cocoa and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Pour the liquid mixture over the flour, sugar mixture; stir well. Blend in eggs and buttermilk.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool 10 minutes, then frost while still warm.

  4. To make the Frosting: In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup margarine, milk and 1/4 cup cocoa. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mix in confectioners' sugar. Pour over warm cake


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