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Extra-Rich Chocolate Cake

Photo: Ralph Anderson
Yield Makes 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Chopped pecans (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients.

  2. Bring 1 cup water and next 3 ingredients to a boil. Add to flour mixture, and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. Beat eggs and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until blended. Stir into flour mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

  4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Spread Chocolate Frosting over warm cake; cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.