Monday, February 10, 2014


 I'M IN LOVE!


Here it is... the recipe for Texas Sheet Cake!


Oh wait... you already have it? I know... it's been around for years. But... what you don't have is MY mother's over the moon, amazingly delicious, "MINUTE FUDGE ICING" recipe.

I can remember her saying, "This recipe is tricky" and I even recall a few disasters. I was totally intimidated until I realized... if you can count to 60 you can make this.

It is to die for! In fact, I give this frosting partial credit for the summer Andre fell in love with my daughter Annie. Fourteen years and four baby girls later, he makes it better than I do!

ENJOY!

TEXAS SHEET CAKE

2 CUPS SUGAR
2 CUPS FLOUR
Sift these together and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

1 STICK OF BUTTER (no substitutions)
1/2 CUP CRISCO
1/4 CUP COCOA
1 CUP WATER
Place all of these ingredients in a sauce pan and bring them to a full boil. Pour this over the sugar and flour and mix well.

ADD  1 tsp. soda dissolved in 1/2 cup of Buttermilk
ADD  2 beaten eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla

POUR mixture into a greased jelly roll pan (cookie sheet) 
BAKE at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

Cool...


MINUTE FUDGE ICING

PREP - Fill the sink with at least 6 inches of cold water.  
Get a large angled spatula to spread the frosting

1/2 CUP COCOA
6 TBS BUTTER (the real deal)
3/8 CUP OF MILK
1 1/2 CUP OF SUGAR
Mix all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan.  Over medium head bring it to a boil, stirring constantly.     BOIL FOR EXACTLY ONE MINUTE....  That means you must count to sixty and keep stirring. (If you over cook this it will turn to sugar and have a horrible grainy texture... under cook it and it won't set up.)

After boiling for exactly one minute, plunge the saucepan into the cold water in the sink.  Continue beating the frosting until it JUST begins to thicken.  Immediately pour it over the cake and using your spatula spread it evenly. Within a couple of minutes it will harden and you will have fudge icing. 

YUM!!!!

NOTE - Its also great for dipping strawterries


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