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Texas Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Texas Cake, by , is from Our Family, Our Traditions, Our Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Doris (Kerns) Green
Added: Friday, October 26, 2007


2 sticks oleo
1 cup water
4 Tbsp cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
of an 8 oz sour cream
1 box of powdered sugar
1 cup nuts

Put 2 sticks oleo, 1 cup water, and 4 Tbsp cocoa on to boil.
Mix 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 eggs and of an 8 oz sour cream. Pour cocoa mixture into flour mixture and mix. Will be thin. Pour into ungreased cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes at 350.
While cake is cooking, boil 1 stick oleo, 6 tbsp milk, and 4 tbsp cocoa. Remove from heat to cool. Five minutes before cake is done, 1 box of powdered sugar and 1 cup nuts. Spread on hot cake




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