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Aunt Betty's Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Betty Evans

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c sugar
2 c flour
2 sticks butter
4 T cocoa
1 c water
c buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla

Cookie Sheet Cake Icing
1 stick butter
4 T cocoa
6 T milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Oven 400
Stir together in a large bowl, 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of flour. Mix in saucepan 2 sticks of butter, 4 Tbsp cocoa and 1 c water. Bring this mixture to a rapid boil. Pour this mixture over the flour/sugar mixture. Stir until well mixed. Add cup of buttermilk*, 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 11 x 16 inch pan that is inch deep (I use a cookie sheet that has all four sides.)

Bake 20 minutes at 400. Begin making icing about 5 minutes before cake is done.

Cookie Sheet Cake Icing:
Melt together and bring to boil: butter, cocoa and milk. Remove from heat and add sifted powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans. Beat well with a spoon. Spread on cake while hot.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
* You may substitute 1/2 c milk and 1 Tablespoon of vinegar for the buttermilk.
This is also known as Texas Sheet Cake.

 

 

 

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