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Old 07-31-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I always wanted to make one and I know we have some native Texans out there. Please share your recipe. Thanks
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I'm not from Texas but have been making this recipe for about 25 years so it's very tried and true. My kids beg me to bring this to family dinners. The icing is my most favorite as it is like a fudge on top - put it on the cake while the cake is hot. Hope you like this!

Sift together and set aside: 2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda

(note: I just mix together and don't sift the above)

Cream Together: 1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs

Bring to boil: 2 sticks margarine
1 cup water
4 tablespoons cocoa

Add the hot mixture to the creamed ingredients and mix. Blend in the flour mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased jelloy roll pan 10.5 x 15 x 1. Bake 375 F. for about 20 minutes or until done. (note the batter will be thin and looks rather lumpy and not smooth. The cake bakes fast so test it after about 15 minutes)

Ice while the cake is hot, with the following:

Bring to a boil: 1 stick margarine
6 tablespoons of milk
4 tablespoons cocoa

Add 1 box of confectioners sugar and stir in and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. (I buy the 2 pound bag and use 1/2 of bag. Work fast as this icing will set up fast)
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Thanks, I assume the soda is Baking soda???
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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Thanks, I assume the soda is Baking soda???
yes!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Oh wow, I have no had this in YEARS!

My aunt made it as a treat for all my birthdays when I was little.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Okay, I'm a native Texan, and here's mine. When I make it for my kids, I leave out the pecans because they aren't fans of nuts. Lubby I think I promised to send this to you several months ago and I completely forgot. I'm so sorry. [CENTER][CENTER]Chocolate Cake[/CENTER][/CENTER]
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INGREDIENTS
Cake:
2 cups sugar 1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour tsp salt
1 cup water 1 tsp cinnamon
4 Tablespoons cocoa 1 tsp vanilla
2 sticks butter
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Icing:
1 stick butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. Sift together four, sugar, salt and baking soda. In a saucepan stir together butter, cocoa and water. Heat until butter is melted and then pour over the flour mixture. Add buttermilk, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs. Mix thoroughly with a mixer. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until done.

Icing:
Combine butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan and heat until melted. Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. When butter mixture is melted, pour over powdered sugar, add vanilla and beat thoroughly. Stir in pecans and pour over cake.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Thanks deb, both look really good and I plan to make both versions. Hubby hates nuts so I may leave them on the side for those that do like it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I will definitely try your recipe Debzkidz - I love cakes with buttermilk in them.

I finally found my White Texas Sheetcake recipe. In case anyone wants that recipe, here it is:

1 cup margarine
1 cup water
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs ( slightly beaten)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Icing:
1/2 cup margarine
4 tablespoons milk
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Bring water and margarine to a boil. Remove from heat and pour into a big bowl. Add sugar first to hot liquid and mix, then add sour cream and almond extract and mix and then add the eggs and stir and finally add the flour, salt, baking soda and stir until smooth. Pour into greased jelly roll pan (15 x 10 x 1). Bake 375 F. for about 20 minutes or until tests done and cake is golden brown.

For icing, bring butter and milk to a boil and remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and almond extract and mix. Add chopped walnuts. Spread over hot cake. Work fast as icing sets up fast.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Thanks deb, both look really good and I plan to make both versions. Hubby hates nuts so I may leave them on the side for those that do like it.

9 times out of 10, when I make it, I leave the nuts out. The kids often ask me to leave the cinnamon out of the cake as well. I personally love it with the cinnamon but they don't always like the cinnamon.
It's really good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Default Traditional Texas Sheet Cake Recipe?

I have not been able to find a recipe for Texas Sheet Cake that ISN'T a layer cake. The recipe I am hoping for -- made for me once by someone who is now long-deceased -- fills an entire edged cookie sheet and is extremely rich, more like an enormous slab of fudge than cake.

Does anyone have this recipe to share?
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