A former student of mine, Allyson Parker, gave me this recipe, because it was her favorite. I LOVE it!
2 c self rising flour
1 c water
1/2 c oil
1/2 c margarine
4 T cocoa
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
Mix flour & sugar in mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine water, oil, margarine & cocoa in a saucepan; bring to rapid boil. Remove from heat, stir well & pour into flour-sugar mixture. Add buttermilk, eggs & vanilla. Mix well. Bake at 300 for 40 min. in a well greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
Frosting: 1/2 c margarine, 3 T milk, 2 T cocoa, 1/2 c powdered sugar, 1 t vanilla.
Melt margarine in saucepan. Add milk and cocoa til blended.
Add powdered sugar & vanilla; mix well. Pour over hot cake & serve while warm.
(I serve with ice cream: Yummy!)