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How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.
  • In a small saucepan, measure 1 cup water. Add the butter, oil and cocoa and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir together the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and cocoa mixture. Add the vanilla. Mix until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the center appears firm and the cake has begun to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let cool 12 to 15 in the pan before frosting.
  • To make the icing, boil the butter, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the sugar and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Pour warm icing over warm cake. Spread evenly.
  • Let cool about 2 hours before cutting.
  • YIELD: Makes 28 pieces.

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  • moss52 5 years ago
    Oh, I'm excited about this! :o) This might be baking in my oven evening!!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    thanks great tastey cake
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  • taylorsue82 6 years ago
    Love Paula n her recipes, sounds so good. Thanks for the post.
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    jeffsgirl ate it and said...
    Love,love,love Paula Deen and her yummy recipes! Thanks for this post Henrie.Got my 5 too!
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    magali777 ate it and said...
    excellent post Henrie!
    5 again!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Love Paula and all her recipes! Got my 5
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