Favorite Recipes of Maverick Swaniel Harrienger

{October 2, 2013}   Texas Sheet Cake (Southern Living Annual Recipes, 2003)

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
.5 cup butter or margarine
.5 cup shortening
.25 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
.5 cup buttermilk
2 lightly beaten large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Icing
.5 cup butter or margarine
.25 cup unsweetened cocoa
.33 cup milk
1 16 ounce package powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Sheet cake:
Sift together sugar and flour in a large bowl; set aside.
Combine butter and next 3 ingredients in medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Bring to boil, stirring constantly, until butter and shortening melt.  Remove from heat, and pour over sugar mix, stirring until dissolved.  Cool slightly.
Stir in buttermilk and next 3 ingredients.  Pour into greased and lightly floured 15″ x 10″ jellyroll pan.
Bake at 400ºF 20 m.

Now, while that’s baking…

Combine butter, cocoa, and milk in medium saucepan.  Cook over low heat 5 m or until butter melts.  Bring to boil over medium heat.
Remove from heat; stir in sugar, vanilla, and pecans.  Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until mix is smooth and sugar dissolves.
Spread hot cake with Chocolate Icing.


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