Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

I didn't get a chance on Sunday to take a picture of the Texas Sheet Cake that I made...it disappeared too fast!  I did find a photo on line to use as a guide:

Texas Sheet Cake
1 cup water
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour cream (I use sour cream when I have it)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp vinegar

Bring to boil in a large saucepan the water, butter and cocoa.  Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.  Mix well and pour into greased 11x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

While cake is baking, make frosting in saucepan.  Combine:
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup milk
Heat to boiling.  Mix in 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.  Pour warm frosting over cake when you take it from oven.

***I was out of butter on Sunday after making the cake so all I could do for the frosting was make a glaze.  I used:

1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
Mix cocoa and powdered sugar together and add milk until it's the consistency you prefer.  I made mine a just thin enough to drizzle over the cake.  And it is so good when the icing soaks into the cake.

I have seen several variations of the cake recipe some use vinegar and some don't.  Some recipes add in a little cinnamon and I have done that too and liked it.  Pioneer Woman has a slightly different recipe which I heard is great too.  She calls hers The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever.  The first time I heard of this cake it was called Brownie Sheet Cake...my grandmother made it but she never used a recipe.  So whether it is called Texas Sheet Cake, Brownie Sheet Cake or Chocolate Sheet Cake it really is all the same thing...just don't tell that to your friends from Texas!

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  1. That does look devine...I'm going to have to pin that on my pinterest food board!!!

  2. Oh my that looks yummy ;)

  3. Anonymous2:45 PM

    One of my FAVORITE cakes!!! Yummy!!

  4. Mmmmm... Chocolate...

    Alida, I have to tell you, between the recipes I see on your pinterest board and the Tasty Tuesday posts, I'm going to gain ten pounds before the year is over! :-)

    Have a Blessed Day Dear Lady!

  5. Anonymous2:54 PM

    I love this recipe!!

    Yum yum yum!

  6. Oh yum! And this cake I know! I need to bake more often ... I am tired of waiting for others to bake that way I can get the goods, hehe.

  7. That looks so good! I STILL haven't had this or made it. I need to take your lead! :)

  8. This cake is a classic - delicious!

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  9. I'm a Texas girl myself, and have eaten this many a time. Glad to have a recipe to try! Thanks.