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Chocolate Cinnamon Sheet Cake

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Ingredients
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

Mix cocoa and water in saucepan.
Add shortening.
Bring mixture to a boil then cool slightly.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Blend together (do not beat) sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Blend in cocoa mixture.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk, stirring after each addition until well blended.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour into greased (15 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 1") jelly roll pan.
Bake in a hot 400° oven for 20 min.
Icing: Melt butter or margarine in milk in small saucepan.
Mix cocoa with powdered sugar and stir into milk mixture.
Add vanilla.
Spread on cake.
Top with chopped nuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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