Chocolate Sweet Cake

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“The sense of smell can trigger powerful memories! When I started making chocolate sweet cake for today, it instantly brought back memories of my grandma’s kitchen. My grandma would always have this cake ready for me when I would come visit.” - Molly Sims

2 cups All Purpose Flour, sifted

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 cup Buttermilk

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 cups Sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 stick Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces

1/2 cup Canola Oil

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

1 cup Boiling Water

For icing:

1 stick Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces

1/4 cup Cocoa powder

6 TBSP Milk

1 box Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degree Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. In a saucepan, heat together butter, canola oil, cocoa powder, and boiling water. Stir over heat until butter is melted and all ingredients are combined. Pour over flour. Mix until smooth. When there are no lumps, whisk in the wet ingredients until smooth. Pour into a greased, 13×9″ pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

To make the icing: In a saucepan, heat together butter, milk, and cocoa. Bring to boil and remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cover with foil until ready to serve.

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*Photographed by Alli Shepherd