Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Texas Sheet Cake


I made this cake this afternoon. When I poured the batter into the pan I realized why this recipe has been around for 100 years. It looks exactly the way I remembered, meaning GOOD.

Combine:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a saucepan, melt:

2 sticks butter
4 T. cocoa. and stir together. Add
1 cup boiling water, boil for 30 seconds, turn off heat.

Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.

In measuring cup, pour 1/2 cup buttermilk.

Add:

2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.

For icing, in saucepan combine:

1 3/4 sticks melted butter
4 T. cocoa, and stir to combine, then turn off heat.

Add:

6 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 lb. box powdered sugar
Stir together and pour over warm cake

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