Texas Sheet Cake

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Who has invented the name and why Texans claimed to engrave the name on this delicious chocolate cake, no one has the right answer till now. Some food writers talk about this with different opinions. Well, history does matter but who could argue more on the name while this piece of great looking cake is already irresistible to the mouth.

Let’s make one when you are ready with these ingredients and method ;

2 cups all-purpose flour

Granulated Sugar ( I use only 5 tablespoons as I don’t want it to be too sweet )

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all of these and set aside.

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3/4 cup water

118 gram butter

27 gram cacao

Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Let it cool slightly.

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2  large eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

Beat well and add the cacao mixture into the egg batter then the flour mixture. Whisk until just well combined.

Pour the batter into a prepared pan and bake it in 190 C preheated oven for about 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Don’t let the cake sit for long before you pour the icing. Just let it in the oven for about 5 minutes.

For the Icing :

Bring to boil  86 gram butter + 1/3 cup milk + 4 tablespoon unsweetened cacao + 4 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar ( you may add more if you’d prefer it sweeter ) + vanilla.

Add some roasted walnuts on top of the icing if you like.

Later on I have this wonderful cake for the whole  family and share some slices with a young neighboring girl who loves chocolate cake.

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