Cajun Brownie Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup solid Crisco shortening
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Icing

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Cake: Sift together sugar, flour and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, bring to a boil butter, water, Crisco and cocoa powder. Add to the flour mixture.
  3. Add baking soda/buttermilk mixture. Add eggs. Mix all together Pour into greased and floured jellyroll pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  5. Icing: Put butter into a medium-size mixing bowl. Beat in remaining ingredients except chopped nuts.
  6. Fold in nuts. Pour over hot brownie base.
  7. Cut into squares when cool.