A Recipe From Beth’s Kitchen

This is the recipe for my mom’s Texas sheet cake – our family’s favorite holiday treat. It’s simply amazing and it’s even better the next day. I’m having my second piece tomorrow for breakfast. Merry Christmas!

Beth’s Texas Sheet Cake

Grease a sheet cake pan. Sift:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar

Bring to a boil:
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
4 tbsp. cocoa

Pour over dry mixture and mix in:
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

Bake at 400 degrees, 20-25 minutes.

1 stick butter
4 tbsp. cocoa
6 tbsp. milk

Add anywhere from 1/2 to 1 box of powdered sugar to acheive desired consistency (Beth prefers close to 1 box) and 1 cup pecans. Spread on cake while it’s hot.


4 Responses to “A Recipe From Beth’s Kitchen”

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    Melissa Hartman says:

    Dear Mrs. Beth,
    My mom and I made this recipe today for Easter. Me, having the sweetest of the sweet tooths in my family, decided that I was going to try a piece…or two! I took a bite of it and it did a sufficient job at making me want another bite. That cake is absolutly delicious!!! My family will love it! My Grandpa especially loves chocolate. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Easter!

    “Love and Best Dishes”,
    Melissa 😀

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    Tammy Carr says:

    Does this recipe call for a 9×13 pan? I am putting together a give-a-way for the team working on the Living Proof Live Event in Evansville, Indiana. We are doing some give-a-way incentives and I want to donate a Pampered Chef pan and include Beth’s recipe for the give-a-way. Thank you for answering my question. -tammy

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