No Egg Fudge Cake

1 cup water
1 stick margarine (1/4 lb)
1/2 cup Crisco
2 cups sugar
3 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 cups flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
Icing for Cake:
1 stick margarine (1/4 lb)
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound box powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup pecans, chopped

Boil water, margarine, Crisco. Mix sugar, cocoa together, then add flour, and mix well. Add boiling mixture to dry ingredients. To 1/2 cup buttermilk, add soda and vanilla and mix well. Add to above ingredients along with flavoring, Bake in glass pan at 250F for 30 to 35 minutes, until done.

Whip margarine until fluffy. Add cocoa, vanilla powdered sugar and milk, then add chopped pecans. Ice cake while still warm.

Serves 20.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana