Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Texas Sheet Cake
It's been a while since I last posted! (again!!)
I just can't seem to get into the blogging mood.
I've been busy the past few weeks preparing for the holidays.
I've got my house cleaned and decorated for the holidays and also helped a few others with their holiday cleaning and decorating. There has been shopping to do, both in store and online. I have to say I think I prefer to shop the internet rather than the stores.
I still enjoy shopping in the stores but by doing it online you're not having to go from store to store in hopes of finding a "hot" item that always seems to be sold out.
Computer shopping just makes life simpler!
However, computers can also make life more FRUSTRATING!!
The day after Thanksgiving I headed to my bank only to find out they were closed for the day due to the fact that their computer system went down!!!
You mean you can't hand write a receipt for a deposit??
So help us if all of the computer networks go down because now a days kids aren't taught how to do things by hand...it all revolves around computers and kids as well as adults don't have a clue how to do things without them.
Well enough of my whining!
Today I thought I'd share the Texas Sheet Cake recipe that my mom has made for years. It's the only one that I have ever used!
Texas Sheet Cake
4 tbsp. cocoa Place these 3 ingredients in saucepan
2 sticks butter & bring to a full boil. Remove from
1 cup water heat.
2 cups sugar Mix these 3 ingredients in a large bowl
2 cups flour and set aside.
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs Whisk these 4 together in another
1 tsp. vanilla smaller bowl and set aside.
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
Once all three bowls (or pans) are prepared you can add the melted chocolate mixture to Bowl # 1 and stir well.
Next add bowl #2 and stir until smooth.
Pour mixture into a greased 17X12x1" cookie sheet.
Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
While cake is baking go ahead and make the icing because it gets put on while the cake is hot.
Texas Sheet Cake Icing
1 stick butter
4 tbsp. cocoa
1/3 cup milk
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Place butter, cocoa and milk in a pan and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts.
Whisk until sugar is well blended.
Pour over warm cake and let cool!