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Recipe Source: Down Home Soul Food Cooking Blog


½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup oil
4 tbsp cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

½ cup margarine
4 tbsp cocoa
½ cup buttermilk
1 lb. powdered sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped In a saucepan, combine butter, oil, cocoa, and water. Bring to a boil.

In a bowl, sift together flour and sugar. Pour cocoa sauce over dry ingredients. Mix well.

Combine remaining ingredients for batter. Add to mixture. Mix well. Place in a greased 11×17-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Frost while still hot.


Combine margarine, cocoa, and buttermilk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Blend.