Grams’ Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 stick butter
1 1/2 c. shortening
3 T. baking cocoa
1 c. water
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together sugar and flour and set aside. Bring butter, cocoa, shortening, and water to a boil, cool.  Add sugar/flour mixture. Beat in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and soda. Mix with a mixer. Pour into greased and floured sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Frosting

1 stick butter
3 T. cocoa
4-6 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. box powdered sugar

While cake is baking, make the frosting. Melt together the butter, cocoa and milk. Add vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make a runny consistency, about one pound. Frost cake as soon as it comes from the oven.

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