January 9, 2012

Texas Sheet Cake

Julie from Coco and Cocoa was kind of enough to share her moms cake recipe with us. The recipe was adapted from an old church cookbook. 

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1cup water
4 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk

Frosting:
1 stick butter
4 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound powdered sugar

Bring butter, water, and cocoa to a boil. Add flour, sugar, and eggs. Dissolve baking soda into milk. Add to mixture and mix well. Bake in greased cookie sheet (those jelly roll pans work best) at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

While cake is baking make frosting. Bring butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla to a boil. Beat in powdered sugar. Frost while the cake is hot. 

You can read a little more about this recipe including more pictures here