Scotch Irish Cake

Easy - for beginners


soft and fudgy with a brownie flavor, topped with a rich fudgy nut icing


  • cake:
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • icing:
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts


cake: In a large saucepan, combine the margarine, cocoa and water. Bring to a rapid boil and remove from heat, Mix in the remaining ingredients until no lumps remain. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Five minutes before cake is done, prepare the icing and pour over the cake while it is hot right out of the oven.

icing: combine the margarine, cocoa and cream in saucepan and bring to boil. remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.

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