Memaw’s Chocolate Sheath Cake

We all have these people in our lives.  Everything they make melts in your mouth.  When they talk about something they have made,  you need the recipe right then.  Vanya shared this and it is our “go to” chocolate cake.  We left the test driving up to Vanya on this one.  She confesses this is her fave and it came from a church cookbook.   Chocolate has never tasted so good.  Hungry Sisters are always looking for something new and different, but can’t live without tradition


Memaw’s Chocolate Sheath Cake

Mix together:

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

Melt in a saucepan:

1 c. water
1/2 c. shortening
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 stick butter

Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the following mixture:

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda

Stir until bubbly.  Pour in a greased pan  Cook 20 minutes at 400 degrees
(check for doneness with toothpick) do not overcook.


Melt in a saucepan:

1 stick butter
4 tbsp. cocoa
7 tbsp. milk

Pour over:

1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix well and add:

1 c. chopped pecans (nuts always optional)

Pour icing over cake while still warm.

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