Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup water
1/2 lb margarine
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick margarine (1/4 lb)
1 tablespoons cocoa
6-7 tablespoons milk
1 pound confectioners sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and flour. Set aside. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup water, 1/2 lb margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa. Bring to a boil. Once mixture boils, add buttermilk, soda, eggs, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over sugar and flour. Mix for 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Pour into a sheet cake pan (13 x 9 inch) and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove and cool.

In a small sauce pan, mix margarine, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil over low heat. Add confectioners sugar, pecans, and vanilla. Mix well and pour over cooled cake.

Servings: 30

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana