Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup butter
<br>- 1 cup water
<br>- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- ½ cup buttermilk
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- 2  eggs, beaten
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 cups white sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- ⅓ cup buttermilk
<br>- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 cup chopped pecans
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.  In a saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter.  Stir in 1 cup water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder.  Remove from heat and set aside.
<br>step 2: In a medium bowl, dissolve the baking soda in 1/2 cup of buttermilk.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the cooled cocoa mixture.
<br>step 3: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the cocoa buttermilk mixture.  Stir until blended.  Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Ice the cake with Buttermilk Pecan Icing while it's still warm.
<br>step 4: For the icing:  In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter with 4 tablespoons cocoa.  Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk, and heat until almost boiling.  Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and pecans.  Remove from heat.  Mix well and pour over warm cake.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup buttermilk
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 pinch salt

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter. Stir in 1 cup water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. Remove from heat and set aside.
step 2: In a medium bowl, dissolve the baking soda in 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the cooled cocoa mixture.
step 3: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the cocoa buttermilk mixture. Stir until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Ice the cake with Buttermilk Pecan Icing while it's still warm.
step 4: For the icing: In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter with 4 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk, and heat until almost boiling. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and pecans. Remove from heat. Mix well and pour over warm cake.

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