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Ingredients

2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla

1. Sift flour, cocoa and soda together.
2. Cream sugar and shortening. Add unbeaten eggs to creamed mixture.
3. Add dry ingredients alternatley with buttermilk.
4. Add boiling water and then vanilla.
5. Mix well. Pour into greased 9x13 inch cake pan.
6. Bake 30 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Icing
1 1/2 cup sugar
7 tbsp milk
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp white syrup
4 tbsp butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla

Boil all ingredients except vanilla for 1 minute. Beat until right consistency to spread on cake. Add vanilla and stir well. Spread on cake.