Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Texas Sheet Cake

Brandon and I both grew up eating this cake. For my family, it was a staple at family functions and was a potluck favorite. Brandon was the treat baker in his family and I hear that he started making this cake when he was 10! Yes, and he makes all of the Texas sheet cakes in our home too... :)

-Moms Pulsipher & Roberts

2 cubes margarine
1 cup water
4 T. Cocoa
2 c. flour
2 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 beaten eggs
1/2 c. buttermilk (or 1/2 c. milk and 1-1/2 tsp vinegar)
1 tsp. vanilla

Boil margarine, water and cocoa together. Pour over dry mixture of flour, sugar and baking soda. Beat well. Add wet ingredients and mix well and bake in a 11x17 pan at 350 for 20 minutes.

1 cube margarine
4 T. cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 box powdered sugar (3-3/4 cup)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Five minutes before the cake is done, boil margarine, cocoa and milk. Remove from stove and add powdered sugar, nuts and vanilla. Ice cake right out of the oven.

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