Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Make It Special

I like Texas Sheet Cake. I mean, it is chocolate cake with chocolate icing. What's not to like. I have seen a couple recipes around. My MIL makes a version, she isn't always a reliable recipe giver, though. I have made Texas Sheet Cake twice now. This time, I believe I have found the secret.
Here's the recipe.
1c butter (unsalted, land o lakes is worth the extra buck)
1 c water
4 tbs. Special Dark Cocoa
2 c sugar
2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c sour cream (breakstone reduced fat)
In a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients, bring to a boil the butter, water and cocoa. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat in eggs and sour cream.
Pour batter into a greased 13x9 glass pan. Bake at 375 degrees fro 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. As soon as you remove the cake from the oven, spread with frosting.
1/2 cup butter
4 tbs Special Dark Cocoa
1/3 c milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
Melt butter and stir in cocoa, stir in milk. Remove from heat. Slowly stir in powder sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Spread hot icing over hot cake.
Try to control yourself until it cools a little. It will burn your tongue. Just sayin'. hee-hee.
I made this cake the other day. Grandma Lime Cake
The frosting didn't turn out right, I don't think. It was looking good until I added the lime juice. But who cares? It tasted awesome! I like lime. mmm-hmm.
Let's see, What Else?
My friend Mrs. H. has started writing a blog. It is a very good blog. Mrs. H. is a very interesting person, so I am not surprised. And she does indeed have good manners and rather polite children. Best part? She is my friend. Go look at her blog and tell her that I sent you. It might keep her my friend after hollywood buys the movie rights.
RoboWorld at the Carnegie Science Center is cool. The kids really liked it. Sam, the big cousin, beat the robot at air hockey. Grandma lost to the robot. She wasn't sad, though, she didn't lose as bad as she would have expected. lol.

Oh, look! Lil'onE is 3 1/2 months old!

Just so you don't think I only take pictures of my baby... INBA. He's 7 1/2.

But I have been taking more pictures of the baby. This one is inspired by a picture of my Nephew Aaron, who is a month younger than Lil'onE. Of course, his was a professional picture, Lil'onE is stuck with the Mommy version.


Heather said...

Talk about beautiful - you and the Mister make much more beautiful stuff than cardigans and yarn. lol!


Heather said...

It's all the Mister!

LaurieG said...

Love the Baby in a Basket Hmmm. (I think I have the chart somewhere too, which is good because I see it's not available for sale anymore.) Now if I could just find a)the chart and b)the time.

DPUTiger said...

Great pic of INBA!