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Subject: Texas Sheet Cake
Date Posted: 6/18/2008 3:44 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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I just received another request for this recipe from one of my penpals. I thought I'd share it here as well. But first, a quick warning:

This cake is completely bad for you. Although delicious, it has absolutely no redeeming health benefits. And, unless you've been dead for the last week, you will get a sugar buzz from just one piece.

Now, on to the recipe.

Texas Sheet Cake

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 c. water
  • 4 T. cocoa
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk

Put flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Melt butter in pan, add water and cocoa and bring to a boil. Pour over flour and sugar while mixing. Beat well.

Add all other ingredients in the order listed. Mix well. Batter will be almost completely liquid.

Pour into a greased 9"x13" pan. Bake at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes. Be sure to test for doneness using a toothpick as oven temperatures vary greatly.

While it is baking, make the frosting.

  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 T. cocoa
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 # powdered sugar (half of a box)
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Melt butter. Add cocoa, milk and vanilla. Bring to a boil. Turn heat off. Add sugar and nuts. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

Important! Frost the cake while still warm from the oven. If the cake is cool, the frosting will not spread correctly.


--- Note ---

Some people like the cake to be thinner (brownie like). If so desired, use a 12"x18" pan to cook it in and reduce the time to 15-20 minutes. Be sure to double up on the frosting recipe as you have a larger surface to cover.



Date Posted: 6/19/2008 12:27 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2006
Posts: 65
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I just wanted to add that this is the best cake in the entire universe !!!  The first time my mom made this, it was gone within one day, lol. 

Date Posted: 6/19/2008 8:53 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
Posts: 7,466
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I have printed it off.  Thanks for sharing!!

Date Posted: 6/22/2008 11:35 AM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2005
Posts: 152
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OMG...heart attack in a pan.  I love it!  Thanks for sharing.  We have a family picnic coming up and I'll make it then.

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2006
Posts: 1,069
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 Thanks for sharing!  Sounds like my kind of recipe!   YUMMY!!!

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 2:14 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2005
Posts: 4,648
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OMG...heart attack in a pan

Yeah, but totally worth it!   I love this cake!

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2007
Posts: 391
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I bake this cake and it is awesome.  My husband always has to have a glass of milk with this

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 8:29 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2005
Posts: 2,168
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I actually make and sell this at work. It goes within a day, with people requesting it again right away. Boss is making bundles off of this one!!

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 10:51 PM ET
Member Since: 11/25/2007
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Wow!! this recipe sounds great.

Thanks for sharing.!