Best Chocolate Cake

A rich moist chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream icing. This is the best cake in the world!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Sift 2 cups white sugar and 2 cups flour together; set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan; combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, oil, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil, remove from heat and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; add with eggs, salt, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla to cocoa, flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  6. To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done combine 1/2 cup butter,1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup milk in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans. Pour frosting over hot cake. Cake remains moist and may be frozen.

Source : allrecipes.com

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