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Make the icing 5 minutes before taking the cake out of the oven, and spread it on the hot cake.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2003

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Yield:
Makes 12 to 15 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sift together sugar and flour in a large bowl; set aside.

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  • Combine butter and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until butter and shortening melt. Remove from heat, and pour over sugar mixture, stirring until dissolved. Cool slightly.

  • Stir in buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Pour into a greased and lightly floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

  • Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. (Cake will have a fudgelike texture.) Spread warm cake with Chocolate Icing.

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