11.27.2009

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cubes butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk (sour milk using 1 Tbls. fresh lemon juice per one cup milk)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Mix flour, sugar, and salt in in large bowl. 
2. Melt butter in saucepan. 
3. Add water and cocoa. 
4. Bring to boil. 
5. Pour butter mixture over flour mixture. 
6. Add eggs, baking soda, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. 
7. Mix well. 
8. Pour into greased, jelly roll pan. 
9. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean). 
10. Frost with butter cream chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1. In medium bowl, cream all ingredients together until smooth. 
2. Frost sheet cake when cool.

Every home cook should have a sheet cake recipe in their personal collection. This one is fast and absolutely fabulous. Well, everything is bigger in Texas. And some would argue better. See what you think about this Texas Sheet Cake laced with vanilla and cinnamon.



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