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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake

*it looked so good I just had to take a bite first

I've had a lot of jobs in my life but if I narrow it down to my absolute favorite I would be lying if I said it was anything other than the summer I spent working at The Strawberry Patch (local home decor store/restaurant in Duchesne). It was the summer after I graduated from High School and I was working with my best friend Margo. That summer was amazing. Even thinking about it now I can't help but smile. The days were spent talking about our hopes and dreams, boys and futures and visiting with vacationers about our cute little town we call home. Years later when I want to remember that summer I whip up a batch of The Strawberry Patch's Texas Sheet Cake and I'm grateful for the memories. Gather your family and make this delicious cake while making some memories of your own.

Texas Sheet Cake
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup boiling water
4 Tbsp. cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup buttermilk (1/2 c. milk + 1 tsp. vinegar)
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup butter
4 tsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb. pwd. sugar
1 cup chopped nuts *optional

Combine sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Set aside. In a saucepan melt butter and shortening. Add cocoa- stir together. Add boiling water, allow to boil for 30 seconds then remove from heat. Pour over flour mixture and stir. Combine buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and baking soda. Stir into cake mixture. Stir until combined well. Pour into a sheet cake pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

While cake is baking make frosting. Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in cocoa then remove from heat. Add milk, vanilla and pwd. sugar. Stir together. Add nuts. Pour over warm cake.