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Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

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Kristi Lewis


2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 sticks butter
c. cocoa
1 c. water
2 eggs
c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla

1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
6 tsp. buttermilk
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 c. pecans chopped

Preheat oven 350F

Measure the flour, sugar and baking soda and set aside.
Bring 2 sticks butter, cocoa, and water to boil. Remove from heat; stir in dry ingredients.
Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir until blended well; pour in 9X13 inch greased and floured pan.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.

While cake is baking, bring 1 stick butter, cocoa and buttermilk to boil; add 1 box powdered sugar. Stir only until smooth.
Add 1 tsp. vanilla and pecans. Pour frosting over cake.




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