This is my most favorite cake of all time! My mom made it for us a lot growing up, and I love making it now.
Ingredients for cake: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 sticks butter 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs Ingredients for icing: 1 box powdered sugar 1 stick butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans 4 tablespoons cocoa 6 tablespoons milk Directions for cake: Preheat oven to 375.
Mix together first five ingredients thoroughly. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Mix the cocoa with it. Add water and bring all of it to a fast boil. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the buttermilk and eggs to the mixture and mix well. Bake for 25 minutes, and ice while hot. Directions for icing: Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan. Add the cocoa and mix well. Add the milk and bring to a fast boil. Take it off the heat. Pour the sugar into the saucepan. If icing is too thick, add more milk (1 tablespoon at a time) until it is the consistency that you like. Add the pecans.
Living in small town Oklahoma, I am married to the sweetest man you will ever meet. We have five young children, so I would now consider myself a professional juggler. I'm a wannabe crafter, cook, baker, and gardener. Some might call me crunchy. I'm okay with it.