This recipe is in my mother’s handwriting, so apparently her blessing is upon it. I’ve never used it, but it reads well. Maybe you should try it.
Sift into bowl..2 cups flour, 1 tsp. soda, 2 cups sugar.
Melt 2 sticks oleo, add 4 Tblsp cocoa & 1 cup water. Bring to rapid boil. Pour over dry ingredients.
Add 1 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well.
Bake in jelly roll pan @ 350 deg…15 or 20 minutes until done. (Cake will be moist.)
Melt 1 stick oleo. Add 4 TBLSP cocoa, 6 TBLSP buttermilk. Bring to boil, add 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla & 1 cup nutmeats & beat.
That’s about it!
Photo by Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck