Melt in your mouth scratch cake and scratch frosting nothing like making your guests feel like HOME.... You'll find the frosting down below the cake directions.
sift sugar - flour soda and salt set aside. Melt butter then add cocoa and water, bring to a rapid boil. Pour over dry ingredients, Mix very well. Add buttermilk eggs and vanilla. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes on a large sheet cake pan with tall lip on it or 9 +13 cake pan.
Melt 1 stick butter - add 1/3 cup buttermilk and 4 tablespoons of cocoa bring to a boil - take off heat and slowly add the 1 pound powdered sugar, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) and spread on warm cake.