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Sift and set aside: 
1 cup sugar and 1 cup flour

Combine and bring to a boil:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs. cocoa

Add sugar and flour mixture. Add 1 egg, unbeaten. Add 1/3 cup buttermilk and 3/4 tsp. baking soda mixed. Add 1 Tbs. vanilla. Mix well and bake at 350 degrees in an 8" square pan for 25 minutes or until done.

Icing: 
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. cocoa
6 Tbs. milk

Add a little splash of vanilla extract and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Beat and pour over cake.

Recipe is from Ruth Wassell Woodward born in 1879. You can learn more about Mrs. Woodward in  Recipes in Perpetuity Timeless Tastes and Tales from Residents and Future Residents of Mount Holly.

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