Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Texas Sheet Cake:

Texas Sheet Cake:
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
3 1/2 T. cocoa
1 c. water
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
1/2 c. buttermilk (2 T. lemon juice in cup measure and fill with milk to make buttermilk.)
Mix together and bake for 25 min at 350.  As soon as out of the oven, spread a thin layer of frosting over and let sit and cool.  If you don't the crust will be hard, not soft like you want. When cool, spread the rest of the frosting. 
2 - 3 T. cocoa (I used 2 heaping T.)
1/2 c. milk (I make buttermilk again for this too)
1 stick of melted butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
This frosting is light and frothy and soft.
Buttercream frosting:
small batch:
1/8 c. melted butter (1/4 of a stick)
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c. p. sugar
1 T. milk
larger batch:
 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
3 c. p. sugar
1/4 c. milk
Always mix everthing before you put the milk in so that you can add it slowly to get the consistency that you want.

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