Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Texas Sheet Cake

This is a Stratton family staple. I just found out that my mom orginally got the recipe from her sister-in-law, Darlene, so I guess it's a Smith staple as well. This is really easy to make but really good, too. It would be perfect to take to a potluck (Emily).

Bring the following to boil over low heat:
2 sticks margarine
1 c. water
2 1/2 T. cocoa

In a large mixing bowl, beat well:
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour milk (1/2 c. milk with 1 tsp vinegar)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Add to mixing bowl (and mix):
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar

Add melted margarine mixture and combine well.

Pour into a jelly roll pan and cook at 375 for 20 minutes.

5 minutes before the cake is done, boil over low heat:
1 stick margarine
1/2 c. milk
2 1/2 T cocoa

4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Immediately after taking the cake out of the oven, pour the icing over the cake and let cool.


mel said...

This is especially delicious after a meal of yummy brisket (hint, hint...post your recipe Mandy!)

Farm Girl said...

Yeah -- post that brisket recipe! :) Also, this recipe is really good using buttermilk instead of sour milk -- it just makes it a little bit richer!