Use coffee instead of the water to give this cake a different flavor. Serve it warm for dessert with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

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Chocolate Picnic Cake

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  • Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat mixture with a fork until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with Picnic Topping.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake slightly in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with Grandma Betty's Chocolate Sauce. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Picnic Cake)

722 calories; 32 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 8 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 334 mg sodium. 336 mg potassium; 107 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 83 g sugar; 8 g protein; 437 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 60 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 131 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Grandma Bettys Chocolate Sauce

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  • In heavy small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Stir in cream and milk. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Cool to room temperature before using.

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Picnic Topping

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  • In a bowl, combine walnuts, chocolate pieces and sugar. Sprinkle topping to cover cake batter.

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