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Grandma Mardell Bowald's Texas Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marj Moritz

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Mix together until blended:
2 Cups of flour
2 Cups white sugar
teaspoon salt

Blend together:
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. + vanilla

Bring to Boil:
2 Stick butter
⅓ Cup cocoa
1 Cup water

Combine:
Cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
1. Combine all four mixtures together and mix well until all blended.
2. Pour into greased jelly roll pan.
3. Bake at 400 preheated oven for 20 minutes.

FROSTING:
1. Bring to boil 1 stick butter, 5 T. milk and 2 T cocoa; stirring constantly.
2. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
2. Add 1 lb. powdered sugar and 1 cup nuts (pecan pieces).

Frost cake when it is removed from the oven. Place on rack to cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Dad (Grandpa Dick Bowald) LOVED this cake and requested Mom (Grandma Mardell) to make it often.
She would often take this to a picnic gathering or potluck meal! It would disappear quickly! In my opinion, a perfect partner to a tall ice cold glass of milk! Life is good!!!

 

 

 

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