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Texas Sheet Cake

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Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

Fast and easy dessert

Ingredients You'll Need

2 c all-purpose flour
2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c butter or margarine (1 stick)
1/2 c shortening
1 c brewed coffee (or water)
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 c butter or margarine (1 stick)
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c milk
3 1/2 c powdered sugar (one pound box less 1/4 cup)
1 tsp vanilla


Combine flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water, and cocoa. Stir & heat to boiling. Pour the boiling mixture into the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well with spoon or electric mixer. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan (17-1/2 x 11 inches). Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. In the same saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, Remove from heat. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Pour warm frosting over the cake as soon as you take it out of the oven. Top with chopped pecans, walnuts etc. as desired. Cool.

Pairs Well With

ice Cream

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