Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake

Because of our generous neighbors and our own little garden we've been eating a lot of vegetables. Vegetables are so good for you and we do love vegetables but after awhile I just need a little fat and sugar to balance things out a bit. The mister and I NEEDED a little chocolate, OK a lot of chocolate, and this recipe definitely is chocolatey. I've been making this recipe for at least 30 years so it's been around for awhile. It's a huge hit at potlucks and family gatherings.
Texas Sheet Cake
Bring to a boil:
2 sticks butter or margarine
1 cup water
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Add to above:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
2 beaten eggs (add to cooled mixture)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix and pour into greased 11x17 jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with sides.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes:
1 stick butter or margarine
6 tbsp milk
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
Add all at once to above and stir well:
1 16 oz box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
This cake is delicious with vanilla bean ice cream on the side.
So if you're in need of a chocolate fix, I guarantee this will do it! Enjoy.


Julie Harward said...

I love this recipe too and have been making it for that long also...I use buttermilk instead of the sour cream..next time I will try it your way! :D

Lallee said...

I would like a piece of that with my breakfast please. It would go great with my cup of coffee right now.

Ms EM said...

Looks yummy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am coming right over! That looks and sounds delicious!

Scrap for Joy said...

We have been wallowing in fresh veggies this summer, too....and peaches, as in Peach Crumble-yum! This sheet cake makes me drool...can I have a piece if I bring my own fork?
Have a second piece...I won't tell.

Annie said...

Yum! This post is NOT helping my diet! That is my fav!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, I used to make this too, but haven't in a million years. Thanks for the reminder. : )

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I skimmed that photo really fast cause I'm on a diet!

Diane's Photography said...

yummy Sue...I going to try this recipe...I want some right now with a nice cold glass of milk!!!

Donna said...

Oh yum, that looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I just made brownies with chocolate chips. Gotta have that chocolate!