Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Bake Time
35 Mins
Yield
Makes 10 to 12 servings

Make the icing five minutes before taking the cake out of the oven.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sift together sugar and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or just until butter and shortening melt. Remove from heat; pour over sugar mixture, stirring until dissolved. Cool slightly.

Step 3

Stir in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into a greased and lightly floured 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. (Cake will have a fudge-like texture.) Spread Chocolate Icing over hot cake. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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