Boil water, margarine, Crisco. Mix sugar, cocoa together, then add flour, and mix well. Add boiling mixture to dry ingredients. To 1/2 cup buttermilk, add soda and vanilla and mix well. Add to above ingredients along with flavoring, Bake in glass pan at 250F for 30 to 35 minutes, until done.
Whip margarine until fluffy. Add cocoa, vanilla powdered sugar and milk, then add chopped pecans. Ice cake while still warm.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana