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Chocolate Sheath Cake

Yield one 13- x 9-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate-Peanut Frosting

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine water, butter, shortening, and cocoa in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour chocolate mixture over flour mixture; blend well. Add next 5 ingredients; mix well.

  3. Pour batter into a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Spread Chocolate- Peanut Frosting over cake.

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