So Wednesday I really wanted to bake some Noms. I called Lindsey, printed some recipes that are from my Grandma, and it was on! I made her Texas sheet cake and her banana bread. I will post the banana bread tomorrow.
Texas Sheet Cake
#1- In a mixing bowl add 2 C Flour, 2 C. Sugar, 1 tsp. Baking Soda, 1 tsp salt, & 1/2 tsp Cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
#2- Grab a small saucepan, add 2 sticks unsalted butter, 4 T. Cocoa powder, 1 C. Water.
#3- Bring to a light boil, just until the butter is melted and everything is combined.
#4- Pour your butter, cocoa mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
#5- Add 2 eggs & 1/2 C. Buttermilk (I didn’t have buttermilk so I soured 1/2 C. Milk with 1 tsp lemon juice). Mix well.
#6- Pour into a 13×9 pan and Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes.
Now onto the Frosting!
#1- Add 1 Stick Butter, 6 Tbsp. Milk, 4 Tbsp. Cocoa powder, & 1 tsp Vanilla to your same small sauce pan. And once bring almost to a boil, until the butter is melted.
#2- Add 1 box (or appox 4 C.) Powdered Sugar to a clean bowl.
#3- Pour Cocoa mixture over powdered sugar and mix well.
#4- Add Nuts now if desired.
Once your cake has cooled a bit, pour your frosting over your cake and spread!
I topped mine with crushed peppermint candies (cause I am addicted to all things peppermint).
Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing
Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)
Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)