Texas Sheet Cake…

by Maria on June 7, 2011

…at least my family calls it Texas Sheet Cake. Your family might have a different name for it, but regardless of what you call it, this is an easy, delicious dessert you can mix up in a hurry. Not to mention there is a good chance you’ve got all the ingredients kick’in around in your kitchen, RIGHT NOW!

Besides the Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake my mom made all of the time while I was growing up. This was her other favorite go to cake when she had to have something in a hurry or when she didn’t have time to get to the store. This recipe comes from my Aunt Diane. It was a family favorite on her husbands side of the family and has been around for YEARS! I am sure almost all of you have had this at some point in your life and just incase you don’t have the recipe or have been looking for it I thought I’d post it for ya. Enjoy!

I made it yesterday and I’m a little embarrassed to admit that it was over half gone by bedtime, granted I did take a little to a neighbor, but I must admit I was personally responsible for most of the damage. It’s just so fudgy and yummy, I can’t stop. Tastes great with a scoop of ice cream on top too. :)

Texas Sheet Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
2 cubes margarine or butter
1 cup water
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour milk (1 tsp white vinegar and then the rest regular milk)
Mix flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. In a sauce pan bring margarine, water and cocoa to a boil. Pour boiling mixture into flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Add eggs, milk soda and vanilla and mix until very smooth. Batter will be runny. Cook in a large baking sheet (I call it a cookie sheet.) Grease and flour the pan, but don’t use flour use cocoa powder. It works great on chocolate cake or brownies. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. My oven only needs 28-30 minutes so watch it close. (It really depends on the pan you use.) A toothpick will come out clean when it is ready. Let cool and frost with following frosting recipe…

Fudgey Chocolate Frosting

1 cube butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Bring first three ingredients to a boil. Put powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour boiling mixture into the mixing bowl with the powdered sugar. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Put on cake while still warm so it will spread easily.

That’s it you’re done. Enjoy.

Maria

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