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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Texas Sheet Cake, by , is from Cooking with the Candlands, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jeanene & Scott Crowley
Added: Monday, October 31, 2005


2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
2 sticks margarine or butter
1 c. water
6 T. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c. sour cream
2 eggs
1 t. soda
1 T. vanilla

Combine sugar, flour and salt, set aside. In small saucepan bring to a boil. Take from heat and add to dry indredients. Add sour cream, eggs, soda and vanilla. Batter will be thick. Pour into jelly roll pan that has been sprayed. Bake 20 - 25 minutes at 375. Do not overbake. Frost immediately while hot.

Directions for frosting:
In saucepan stir 1/4 c. butter, 3 T. cocoa, 3 T. sour cream. Cook & stir until boiling. Remove from heat. Beat in 2 1/4 sifted confectioners sugar & 1/2 t. vanilla with electric mixer until well blended. Pour on cake & spread quickly.




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