Sheet Cake

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 c. water
½ c. Crisco
1 stick oleo
4 T. cocoa
2 eggs, beaten
½ c. buttermilk or milk
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla


Place the sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Bring the water, Crisco, oleo and cocoa to a full boil, then pour over the flour and sugar mixture. While mixing, add the eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla. Pour into a greased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting: Bring the following to a full boil, stirring constantly: 1 stick oleo, 4 teaspoons cocoa, ½-1 cup nuts, 6 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over 3 cups powdered sugar and mix. Frost cake when still warm.

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