Texas Sheet Cake III

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I make this cake frequently; it's a standard recipe that makes the rounds at church regularly--at home in Texas. Now, I'm in Pennsylvania and am introducing it to my northern friends and fellow church-goers:). Enjoy it again! EXCELLENT with vanilla bean ice cream.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 6 tablespoons milk

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch cake pan.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 ounces chocolate, and water. Heat until chocolate is melted; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda. Make a well in the center, and pour in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Add melted butter/chocolate mixture, and beat until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cake tests done. Five minutes before cake is done, make frosting.

  5. To make frosting: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 2 ounces chocolate, and 6 tablespoons milk. Heat until bubbles form around the edge; remove from heat. Beat in confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and nuts. Frost cake while still warm. Allow to cool totally before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

463 Calories
24g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 463
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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