Granny Grant's Texas Sheet Cake

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

My Mom has made this cake for as long as I can remember! It feeds a lot of people and is delicious. Follow the recipe exactly as directed. The hot frosting combines with the hot cake to make a middle gooey, yummy layer of bliss!


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★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
16 to 20
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

2 c
sugar
2 c
all purpose flour
4 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
1/2 c
crisco shortening
1 stick
butter, unsalted
1 c
water
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 large
eggs, beaten

ICING

4 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa powder
6 Tbsp
whole milk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 stick
butter, unsalted
1 box
(1 pound) sifted, powdered sugar
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
2Combine cocoa, Crisco, butter and water in a heavy saucepan; then bring to a boil.
3Add hot mixture to sugar and flour.
4Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add to flour and sugar mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Mix together.
5Bake in a 15 1/2- by 17-inch pan (jellyroll pan) at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
6After cake has been in the oven for 10 minutes, start making the frosting: melt cocoa, milk and butter on stove, using the same pot (cleaned) as before. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
7Add powdered sugar (try to beat out any lumps) and vanilla. Add nuts (if using). Pour hot onto hot cake (this is VERY important!).
8Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy