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Sweet and easy desserts

Texas Sheet Cake - a classic

Cake: Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 cup of buttermilk and set aside.

Sift together: 2 cups of All Purpose flour and 2 cups of sugar.

Bring to a boil: 1 stick oleo (that’s butter in Texas talk), 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 4 tablespoons of cocoa, and 1 cup of water.

Pour hot ingredients over dry ingredients and mix well

Mix in: Buttermilk mixture, 2 eggs (beaten), and one tablespoon of vanilla.

Pour into greased and floured pan 11″ X 16″ and bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Chocolate Icing: Bring to boil 1 stick oleo (butter), 4 tablespoons of cocoa, 6 tablespoons of milk. Remove from heat and add 1 box powered sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 cup of chopped pecans. Pour on hot cake.


Note: It’s best to use an 11X16 pan (or edged cookie sheet) so that it is a thin cake. You can use a 9X13 pan, but it isn’t as good. Also, I sprinkle the chopped nuts on top of 3/4 of the cake. 

Banana Pudding 
Brownie Cake - super easy

Ingredients: 1 large package of vanilla (or banana) instant pudding, 2 cups of whole milk, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 box of vanilla wafers,  4 bananas, and one large container of whipped topping.

Mix pudding and milk until firm. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping and mix well. In a large container, alternate vanilla wafers, sliced bananas and pudding mixture. Repeat 2 more times.

(For a different look, reserve some of the whipped topping and end with a layer of that on top.)

Ingredients: Duncan Hines Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, 1/4 cup of water.

Mix the above ingredients and pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting: 1/2 stick of butter, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 3/4 box of confectioner’s sugar, 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in cocoa. Turn down heat and stir in vanilla, sugar and whipping cream. Put on top of cooled brownie cake. Vanilla ice cream on the side makes it even better.

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