50 States & 50 Foods ~ Old Fashioned Texas Sheet Cake
We are bringing a new dish every day for every state. Today we are celebrating Texas with Old Fashioned Texas Sheet Cake.
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This version of Texas Sheet Cake is another old family recipe that we’ve managed to get our culinary artists to share. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and loads of flavor.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 sticks butter
- 4 T. cocoa
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 stick butter
- 4 T. cocoa
- 6 T. buttermilk
- 1 lb. powered sugar
- 1–2 cups chopped pecans (optional, depending on taste preferences)
Foodie Byte: This recipe calls for butter, but the original recipe called for “oleo”! That tells you how old the recipe really is!
- Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt and set aside.
- In mixing bowl, mix butter, cocoa and water together.
- Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
- Mix well and pour into a greased and floured 18 x 12-inch cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15–20 minutes.
- Soften butter
- Add 4 T. cocoa
- Add 6 T. buttermilk
- Add powdered sugar — just enough to make it spreadable, but about 1 lb.
- Mix well.
- If adding chopped pecans, add at this time.
- Spread over cake while cake is still hot, then let it cool before serving. (If you can stand it!)
Originally published at www.foodchannel.com.