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Chocolate cake is always a favorite at our house!!

TEXAS SHEET CAKE

texas sheet cake

CAKE

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

ICING

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

6 tablespoons cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, sifted

CAKE

Heat oven to 375F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch cake pan. Line with parchment paper.

In a large heatproof bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low. Whisk in cocoa then 1 cup of water. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Pour over flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.

Pour batter into prepared pan, smooth top. Bake until a tester inserted in center comes out clean, 22 to 24 minutes.

ICING

in a small saucepan, bring butter, cocoa and cream to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. Let stand until warm before using.

Transfer cake in pan to a wire rack, let cool 15 minutes. Pour glaze over cake.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

www.marthastewart.com/

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