Saturday, May 3, 2008
Texas Sheet Cake
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease and flour a 10x15x1-inch pan.
In a medium saucepan, bring cocoa, butter and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Pour the cocoa mixture over and blend well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla. Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Prepare the frosting.
Frosting: In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and 6 tablespoons milk. Add 1 pound powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans.
When the cake is done, immediately pour the frosting over it and spread evenly.
This supposedly makes 20 servings, but in my house, chocolate doesn't stretch that far.