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Chocolate Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Buttermilk Texas Sheet Cake, by , is from The LaRue Wood Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
LaRue Wood

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk

Chocolate Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Cake
Grease a 15X10X1-inch or13X9X2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in a 350 oven about 25 minutes for the 15X10-inch pan or 35 minutes for the 13X9-inch pan, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly.

Frosting:
In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. If desired, stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, or sprinkle nuts on top after frosting cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you don't have any buttermilk, you can use regular milk, just add 1-2 Tbs of vinegar to the milk.

 

 

 

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