Recipes: Texas Sheet Cake

November 7, 2021 | Recipes

Texas Sheet Cake

Pat Weatherwax

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
½ c. oleo
3 ½ tsp. cocoa
½ c. shortening (Crisco)
1 c. water
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
½ c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour and sugar together. Combine oleo, cocoa, shortening and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over dry ingredients and blend well. Stir in eggs, soda, buttermilk and vanilla. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 400°. Frost.

FROSTING:
½ c. butter
3 ½ T. cocoa
⅓ c. milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 c. chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Start frosting 5 minutes before cake comes out of oven. Bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil. Add powdered sugar, nuts and vanilla. Pour over hot cake.


This recipe is from The Pocahontas Community Hospital 25 Years of Caring 1967 – 1992 cookbook and is used with permission.

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