The Yummiest Texas Chocolate Cake Ever
No more birthday cakes, only Grandma's Texas Chocolate Cake.
My mom has been making this chocolate cake for over thirty years. My kids have started asking for grandma's Texas Cake instead of birthday cakes. And my sister's kids ask everytime they are going to see grandma, is she bringing Texas cake.
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The Top Five Reasons Grandma has the Yummiest Texas Sheet Chocolate Cake
- chocolate frosting
- chocolate cake
- the frosting on the cake
- pan style
- texas (do I have to say anything else?)
Ingredients for the Chocolate Cake
The texas sheet cake ingredients
2 cups White Sugar
2 cups Flour
1 Stick Oleo
1/2 cup shortening
4 tablespoons Cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Making the chocolate cake
five easy steps
Step 1 - Sift together the sugar and flour in a large bowl.
Step 2 - Melt the Oleo, Cocoa, Shortening, and water into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and pour over sugar and flour.
NOTE: Do not wash the sauce pan right away as we will use it for the frosting later.
Step 3 - Add the sour milk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture and stir all together.
Step 4 - Pour into a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 greased Jelly Roll Pan. Don't know what a jelly roll pan is, see below.
Step 5 - Bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated 400 degree oven.
The cake pan is very important - Selecting the correct cake pan will make all the difference
One of the things we have learned making this chocolate cake over the year is that the correct cooking sheet is essential into making the chocolate cake perfect every time.
Below is what is called a Jelly Roll Air Pan. What makes this pan different from other regular cookie sheet type pans is it has two sheets insulated by air to make and even cooking surface.
Ingredients for the Chocolate Frosting
The frosting is the best part...don't use store bought.
1 stick oleo
4 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 box conectioner sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)
Making the Chocolate Frosting
Again, don't use chocolate frosting from the store or you'll miss out
Five minutes before taking cake out of the over, using the same saucepan as before:
Step 1 - Melt the oleo
Step 2 - Add the cocoa, milk, vanilla, and confectioner sugar
Step 3 - Beat until smooth
Step 4 - Spreak over hot cake.
Step 5 - Wait five minutes, get a big glass of milk and dig in.