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Texas Sheet Cake

Posted by moderndaygourmet on September 4, 2007

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups white sugar
1 cup water
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 pound powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Grease a 13×9 cake pan. Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 ounces chocolate, and water in saucepan and heat until chocolate is melted.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and soda. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, combine sugar, buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add to flour mixture and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cake tests done.

Five minutes before cake is done, prepare frosting. Combine 1/2 cup butter, 2 ounces chocolate, and milk in saucepan and heat until bubbles form around the edge. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and nuts, beat until combined. Frost cake while still warm. Allow to cool totally before cutting


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