Posted by AnonymousThis cake makes men drool and women fight over the last piece! I think it's the peanut butter in the icing!
Scrumptious Chocolate Cake
- 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup water 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup margarine 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 5 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
2 In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Set aside.
3 In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar. Make a well in the center, and pour in the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and eggs.
4 Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before frosting.
5 For the Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until the icing is blended. Pour over warm cake.