Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Texas Sheet Cake

With the holidays upon us, I decided to share my favorite dessert recipe with you.  If you are a chocolate lover, this is a must try!  I have made it for years, and it is the cake my family wants for every special occasion.
Here's what you need to make it:
For the cake:
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c. water
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp. soda
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

Spray 13x9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar.  
In a large saucepan, add margarine, cocoa, cinnamon, and water.  Heat to a boiling; stir well.
In medium bowl, beat eggs.  In a separate small bowl, stir soda into buttermilk.  Add the soda and buttermilk mixture to the beaten eggs, then add vanilla.  Then, add all of this to the flour-cocoa mixture.  Beat well.  
Pour into 13x9 inch pan and bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
While the cake is cooking, you can make the Chocolate Frosting
Here's what you need:
1 stick butter
3 tbsp cocoa
6 tbsp milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)
Combine margarine, cocoa, milk, and cinnamon in saucepan.  Heat to boiling, be sure to stir well.  With your mixer, add this mixture to powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until smooth.  If you want to use pecans, you would mix those in now.  
Once the cake is finished cooking, you will take it out of the oven and use a fork to poke holes in the cake.  I usually do this about 8 times all over the cake.  
Then, while the cake is still HOT, you pour the frosting all over the top.  This is where the holes in the cake become important.  The frosting will melt down into the cake. Let the cake sit and cool a little, but I promise if you eat this cake warm, you will do a happy dance!!!  I hope you will give this yummy cake a try.  I know your family will LOVE it!
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10 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! That cake looks so moist and rich. Pinned for my chocolate craving days. Seems easy enough to make. YUM! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us.
    Holly

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Such a super idea for a link party! It really is a very easy cake, and it is honestly so rich and yummy! My family was thrilled that I made one this weekend for the blog. Thanks for stopping by!
      Heather

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  2. Oh my goodness, I am sure this is the recipe my Aunt use to make. We are all from Texas, so she had a bunch of these fabulous old recipes and I never got a copy of it. I can't wait to try this. Thanks tons for the recipe and Thanks so much for linking to the Holiday Baking Party. Hugs, marty

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    1. Marty: I don't think I realized that you were a Texas girl! I am sure if it isn't "the" recipe, it's close. It is a southern favorite. The really great thing about it, is it's pretty easy to make. Thank you for hosting. I saw some really good recipes to try.
      Heather

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  3. Can't wait to try this recipe - it sounds utterly delicious! -- Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan! It's a favorite at my house. Really very easy to make. Hope you get a chance to give it a try!
      Heather

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  4. I love chocolate desserts, so I believe I may give this a try! Thanks for the step by step instructions. It looks to die for!

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    1. You are welcome! Yes, it's so to die for! Incredibly easy to make also! Thanks for stopping by!
      Heather

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  5. How many ounces or cups is a box of powdered sugar?

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    1. A box is 1 lb., or 3 and 3/4 cups. Hope that helps!

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