from Carolyn Wolfe
Cook: 1 cup water, 2 sticks butter, 4 heaping tablespoons of cocoa. Bring to a boil, then add to 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (mix these three things before adding hot mixture). Mix 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add to liquid mixture. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Icing: 5 tablespoons buttermilk, 1 stick butter, 4 tablespoons cocoa. Cook briefly, then beat in 1 box powdered sugar.
My dad and David both get this cake for their birthdays. It disappears pretty fast at our house.