From Ann Ryals, mother of Founding Member Dan Ryals

2 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 c. flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 stick butter
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 sq unsweetened chocolate

Combine sugar, flour and salt in one bowl.  Bring to boil the butter, oil, chocolate and water. (4 minutes in microwave).  Add to dry ingredients, then add eggs, soda, buttermilk and vanilla.

Pour in greased 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch pan.  Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 45-50 minutes.


1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 sq chocolate
1 box confectioners’ sugar
6 tbsp. milk
1 c. chopped pecans

Melt butter, chocolate and milk.  Add vanilla.  Add to sugar. Stir in nuts.  Spread on hot cake.

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