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 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.

Bowl #1
2 cups sugar             Mix these 3 ingredients in a large bowl
2 cups flour             and set aside.
1/2 tsp. salt

Bowl #2
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!


linda eller said...

Good to see you back blogging, and the cake looks fantastic! Maybe you will have more time now that you have your house decorated and are ordering some of your gifts online. I order as many as possible. I dont like to shop at the malls, etc.

Loretta said...

Move over Jessica, and don't forget about us...I want a cuppa with mine! Lol!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey Jessica ~ you can come and help me clean and decorate for the holidays ~ I just can't seem to find the time right now. PLEASE!!!
Another Yummy recipe ~ gonna bookmark this one too!
Prim Blessings

Patty Sumner said...

Welcome back... I was missing for blog land for awhile...just to busy...I am back now.. That Texas sheet cake looks yummy...thanks for that recipe.. Blessings!

Carmen C. said...

Mmmmm, sounds delicious! I'll just take that pot there with the chocolate and butter in it;)

black bear cabin said...

no access to your bank on black friday...hmmmm...seems suspicious! :)
nice to see you posting...the holidays can get pretty crazy, its good to take the break now and again!
happy holidays to you and your family!

Sharon said...

I haven't been around blogland much either. This recipe looks easy and so good! Thank you for sharing your mom's recipe!