Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Cake That Mom Makes

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Make and eat this cake at your own risk. Do not be left alone in the house with it.

I made this cake for my daughter today, even though she will only eat a piece or two. I plan on taking some pieces to church tomorrow evening. I think the last time I made this cake was when we lived in Iowa. Long time ago.
It is important that you have all ingredients measured out before you make it. Have your oven heated up to 350° so when the cake is mixed you can pop it right in.

It is taken from a 1973 favorite cookbook. Here is the recipe.

1/2 C. Crisco oil ( I used Canola oil)
4 T. cocoa
1 C. water
1 stick butter
Bring these to a boil in a saucepan. Then pour it over ....

2 C. sugar
2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
that has been mixed together thoroughly.
Then add,

2 beaten eggs
1/2 C. buttermilk OR 1/2 C. milk that has had 2 tsp. white vinegar added to it
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda

Bake in a sheet cake pan ( @ 12 x 18 ) at 350° for 20 minutes.
Immediately ice cake with the following icing.

6 T. milk
4 T. cocoa
1 stick butter

brought to a boil in a medium saucepan, then add
1 box powdered sugar ( 16 oz. measured in weight)
1 tsp. vanilla

This should be put on the cake while cake AND icing are both hot.


  1. I'll let you know that I've already had four today...can't wait for more tomorrow!

    The Daughter

  2. I believe we called that one, "Texas Cake." You lived in Iowa? We go there A LOT to visit friends. Have a trip planned out there on Thursday!

  3. Be careful Daughter. I don't want to find you in a chocolate coma.

  4. Oh I love that cake! I've never made one, but know people who make it and is it so good.

    BTW I love your new winter theme to your blog. Very festive.


  5. Yum! I haven't had one of those since forever...looks like it turned out great!