Doesn't that just make your mouth water?
About a week before the new year friends invited us over for a New Year's day for dinner - I offered to bring dessert.   Well New Year's day was here, we were lounging around and time got away with me --  when I realized what time it was I had 1 hour and 30 minutes to whip something up (and take a shower)!  My first thought was Chocolate Kahula Cake it's quick and easy - then I remembered I used all the Kahlua to make the fondue the night before - Hey but that's OK, I've accidently made the cake with no Kahlua before and it was still wonderful- but then I only had one cup of sour cream and no Greek yogurt to use as a substitute.... great - I'm screwed.  Everything I was thinking of was going to take too much time, Hubby kept saying, "don't worry, we will stop and pick something up".  Hello, does he even know who he is dealing with?  Has he EVER known me to 'stop and pick something up'?   I know, I know he was trying to be helpful, and then it hit me....Texas Sheet Cake!  Oh baby!  I haven't made this in ages and if I remember correctly it doesn't take much time at all!  YES!  SCORE!  And THEN I couldn't find my recipe!  I could have SWORN I shared it with you all before. I guess not...finally after about 30 seconds of searching (it seemed like longer because I was frantic) I found it (in my old school recipe box) AND I had all the ingredients on hand AND I was right, it doesn't take too long.  In fact I'm thinking about making one for breakfast as soon as I finish writing this up. 

Texas Sheet Cake (you can thank the Pioneer Woman for this recipe!)
For the Cake:    
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1/3 tsp of salt
4 heaping TBL cocoa
2 sticks of butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup of buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
For the Frosting:
1 & 3/4 sticks of butter
4 heaping TBL Cocoa
6 TBL Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar

optional - 1/2 to 1 cup of pecans (chopped or whole)
Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar and salt.

In a saucepan melt butter, as soon as butter is melted add cocoa & whisk together. 
Add boiling water to mixture and allow to boil for 30 seconds.  Turn off heat and pour over flour mixture and combine.

In a large measuring cup (at least 2 cup size) pour in the butter milk, eggs, baking soda & vanilla.  Mix together. 

Add buttermilk mixture to the butter/chocolate mixture.  Pour into sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Frosting:  Melt butter in a saucepan - add cocoa - whisk to combine - once combined turn off heat.  Add milk, vanilla and powdered sugar.  Stir together until well combined.  Add pecans at this point if you choose to. 

When cake is done pour frosting over warm cake.

Eat warm, or not. 
Either way will be beyond happy.
With a nice tall glass of milk is even better.
Try to stop at one piece. 
Remember it has 3 & 3/4 sticks of butter in it.
If you can't stop, just run an extra mile or two. 
I had to run an extra 5 miles.
The cake was a huge hit and we were only 10 minutes late.  :o)
And yes, I was showered.
1/4/2013 06:28:35 am

I love TX sheet cake!

1/4/2013 06:56:06 am

This is soooooo yummy.

1/4/2013 07:02:11 am

This is my favorite cake in the whole wide world!!!! My mom always called it yummy quick chocolate cake but my mom-in-law calls it Texas Sheet Cake. Whatever it is called....it is AWESOME!...in fact, I'm making one tomorrow and taking it to a Texas A&M Cotton Bowl party!

1/4/2013 07:57:40 am

It is my new favorite cake. Thank you for making it.


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