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COOKIE SHEET CHOCOLATE CAKE

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INGREDIENTS :

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
½ cup butter
1 cup water
4 Tablespoons cocoa
½ cup shortening
½ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

FROSTING :

½ cup butter
6 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoon cocoa
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
(nuts if desired, I never add them)

INSTRUCTIONS :

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In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and sugar. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, cocoa and shortening. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil, add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
Add buttermilk, then baking soda, then eggs, then vanilla in that order, mixing in-between each addition.
Pour into a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes

Frosting

Bring combine butter milk and cocoa and bring to a boil, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
After cake has cooked, remove from oven and poke holes in hot cake with a fork. Pour frosting evenly over top.

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