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Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake, by , is from The Carter Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Karen Sword
Added: Sunday, April 17, 2005


In large bowl, combine:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
In saucepan, combine and bring to boil:
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1 cup water
Pour hot mixture over flour mixture and stir well. Mix
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla.
Mix well and pour into greased 11x17 inch pan. Bake 20 minutes in 400 degree oven.

Mix and bring to a boil:
1 stick butter or margarine
6 T.buttermilk
4 T. cocoa
Remove from heat and add:
1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans, optional
Frost cake straight from the oven.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was the cake Mom made when we were building the homecoming floats in our pole barn when I was in high school. She would make one or more cakes and carry them out while they were still warm. She was always amazed at how much cake my friends could eat!




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