Thursday, September 30, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake

2 sticks oleo
1 cup water
6 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk (or almost 1/2 cup milk plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup cocoa
1 stick oleo
1/3 cup buttermilk (or almost 1/3 cup milk plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice)
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Nuts, coconut, or both (optional)

Bring oleo and water to boil. Mix sugar, cocoa, and flour together. Pour oleo and water mixture over cocoa mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk, soda, and vanilla; stir. Bake at 350 until done, about 15-20 minutes.

Mix cocoa, oleo, buttermilk together. Bring to boil. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts or coconut. The frosting should be somewhat liquidy so add milk to get desired consistency if needed. Pour over warm cake and spread evenly.

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