Then with the most coordinated and precise little hands, she turns on the mixer.
Since no one else assisted with this cake, the beater was all Charlotte's!
Chocolate Pan Cake
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter
4 tablespoons of cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter, cocoa and water together in saucepan. Blend eggs and sugar. Sift together dry ingredients. Add cocoa mixture to eggs and sugar; then add dry ingredients. Mix in buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into greased 9x12 pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Melt 1 stick butter,4 Tablespoons cocoa, and 6 Tablespoons buttermilk in saucepan until melted.
Add 2 cups powdered sugar,1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Pour onto cooled cake, this icing will harden as it cools.
Serve with a glass of cold milk and be sure to close your eyes as if you are in chocolate heaven! So simple.