Cake: 2 cups flour; 2 cups sugar; 1/2 cup butter; 1/2 cup shortening ; 1 cup water; 1/4 cup cocoa; 1/2 cup … Ingredients. What is Texas Sheet Cake? Sharing is caring! Fresh Peach Cobbler. Other than, of course, the person making it on that show. My Texas sheet cake recipe calls for buttermilk in the cake and frosting. Share on Facebook. But I had out of town guests coming and I knew that it would be the perfect opportunity to make a big ‘ole Texas-sized cake. Trackbacks. By ERNSBERGER5. Claudia Blanton. Also, to be traditional, it needs the addition of cinnamon (think Mexican chocolate). Somehow, Texas claimed the sheet cake as its own in the mid-20th century, perhaps because of the pecans, an ingredient that grows in abundance throughout the Lone Star State. Coconut cake just got easier. My Recipes My Lists My Calendar. I have a White Texas sheet cake recipe that also calls for buttermilk (instead of your sour cream I guess). By AllieGeekPi. Tweet on Twitter. It is fantastic! Print Recipe . Save Recipe. August 15, 2016 / 1:18 pm. Lemon Texas Sheet Cake. 06 of 19. I have never had a problem with it needing more baking time like another reviewer said. The origin of Texas sheet cake is unclear; the story behind German Sweet Chocolate Cake is easier to explain. You’ll be doing the two-step after just one bite of this quick but oh, so rich dessert. 35 min Total Time . This Texas Sheet Cake Recipe is one from Greg's family cookbook! The result is a rich, chocolaty treat that's iconic in Texas. Family LOVED!! I have made it so many times I can do it without the recipe. In 1957 a Dallas newspaper printed a recipe it received from a reader called “German’s Chocolate Cake.” The cake was made with German’s Sweet Chocolate, a sweet, dark baking chocolate developed in 1852 by Sam German, a worker at the Baker chocolate factory in Massachusetts. Turtle Texas Sheet Cake. With its creamy frosting and light almond flavor, no one can stop at just one piece! —Joanie Ward, Brownsburg, Indiana I don’t often make sheet cakes because truthfully I don’t need that much cake laying around. Top with cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of coconut for a cool, delicious dessert. Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting Rating: Unrated 141 Banana bread bars with brown butter frosting. I have nearly the same recipe in an old church cookbook from my hometown and I've even seen it made on the Food Network with no credit given to anyone for the recipe. This works out great because I now make both and my buttermilk doesn’t go to waste. The Texas sheet cake recipe sounds a lot like a southern version of bars in Minnesota and other northern midwestern states. August 10, 2016 / 2:05 pm. Our Texas Sheet Cake is the stuff sweet dreams are made of - a thick, fudgy icing fused to the top of a moist cake masterpiece, And the best part? 1 55+ Easy Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights Everybody understands the stuggle of getting dinner on the table after a long day. This cake gets better the longer it sits, so I try to make it a day ahead. The Texas sheet cake is soft, tender, fluffy, moist, and everything you want in a white cake. The Spruce / Diana Rattray. My mother-in-law introduced this deliciously rich sheet cake to me. 2.3k shares. Texas Sheet Cake made with peanut butter instead of chocolate! If you are familiar with the classic version of Texas sheet Cake (made famous by Ladybird Johnson) you will flip over this. How to make homemade Texas Sheet Cake! It's just lovely garnished with fresh berries. When we decided to try this favorite recipe for ourselves, we immediately fell in love. 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