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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake

I was inspired. That's my excuse. So I broke down and followed my inspiration. I whipped up a Texas Sheet Cake. Judging by the ingredients, I wonder if this is truly the most fattening concoction known to man. (No, I guess you could deep fry it!)

But I was hungry for Texas Sheet Cake, and being the cook that I am, I just happened to have all the ingredients handy. And oh, was it ever worth heating up the already hot house! If you have the time and the ingredients, I highly recommend whipping up a Texas Sheet Cake yourself. Your taste buds will thank you, even if your waistline doesn't!

Texas Sheet Cake

1 C butter
1 C water
1/4 C cocoa
2 C sugar
2 C flour
1/8 t salt
2 eggs
1 t baking soda
1/2 C sour cream
1 t vanilla

Combine butter, water, and cocoa in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until butter melts. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, soda, sour cream, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare frosting.

1/2 C butter
1/4 C cocoa
1/4 C + 2 T milk
1 lb. (4 C) powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla

Combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread over hot cake.

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