Chocolate Failure Cake



1/2 cup boiling water
2 T cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 t vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans


Use cooking spray on a 13×9 baking pan, then line it with waxed paper. Preheat your oven to 425. Combine the water, cocoa and baking soda until well blended, then set it to the side. Cream the butter and sugar together (get all the lumps out!) Add the eggs and blend them in, one at a time. Alternate back and forth with the flour and the buttermilk, keeping the whole thing blended nicely as you go. Stir in the mixed up chocolate, the vanilla and the pecans (sometimes I switch out the pecans for toffee chunks…yum!)
Bake it for 30 minutes and let it cool completely before frosting it with something delicious…cream cheese frosting is always choice #1.
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