Texas Cake

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Texas sheet cake!

Texas Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream or buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa

Combine flour, sugar, salt, eggs, sour cream, and baking soda. In a saucepan, boil margarine, water and cocoa. Add to flour mixture. Mix well and pour into a greased 18x12x1-inch cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.


  • ½ cup margarine
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

In a saucepan, boil the margarine, milk, and cocoa. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Combine the two mixtures and stir. Ice cake in the cookie sheet as soon as it comes from the oven.

Yields 12-16 servings.
Texas Cake

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