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Friday, June 25, 2010

Texas Sheet Cake, Dark (Stephanie Church)

$4.35 w/tax

1 c butter
1 c water
¼ c Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa
2 c flour
2 c sugar
2 eggs
½ c milk (from powdered)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ c butter
3 Tbsp Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa
1/3 c milk
1 lb powdered sugar (3¼ c)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine butter, water, and cocoa in a 2-cup or larger measuring cup. Bring to a boil in the microwave. (Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, microwave 2 more minutes and stir.) Stir together flour and sugar. Add to butter mixture and beat well with mixer. Add milk. Combine eggs, soda, vanilla and salt. Add to mixture and mix well. Pour into greased jellyroll pan. Bake 15-20 minutes. For frosting, add butter, cocoa, and milk together in a pan and bring to a boil on stove. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat well with mixer. Pour onto warm cake and spread to cover entirely. Wait till cool and serve. Yum!

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