Chocolate Fudge Cake


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3 ½ tablespoons cocoa
½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup water
½ cup shortening
½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla


½ cup (1 stick) butter
3 ½ tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 lb. sifted powdered sugar
1 cup pecan pieces


Combine flour, sugar, and cocoa in a large bowl.

Mix butter, water, and shortening in a saucepan and bring to boil. Pour over flour, sugar, and cocoa mixture.

Combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Add to mixture in large bowl and mix well.

Pour batter into a 9x13 inch greased pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. When cake is almost done, prepare frosting.

Frosting: Combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the powdered sugar and pecans. Pour hot frosting over hot cake.