Texas Sheet Cake II

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Sift together and set aside in large bowl the flour and sugar.

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  • Step 2

    In saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil; 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup water, and 4 tablespoons cocoa.

  • Step 3

    Pour cocoa mixture over flour and sugar mixture. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and pour into a greased and floured sheet pan.

  • Step 4

    Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.

  • Step 5

    To Make Frosting:Five minutes before cake is done, bring to boil in a saucepan 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 6 tablespoons milk, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the confectioners’ sugar, nuts (if desired), and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and immediately pour frosting over cake.Cake may be served warm or at room temperature.

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