Texas Sheet Cake
2 c. sugar 2 c. flour
1 c. butter 4 T. cocoa
1 c. water ½ c. buttermilk
2 eggs lightly beaten 1 tsp. soda
½ tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla
Sift sugar and flour together, set aside. Melt butter and stir in cocoa, then add water and bring to a rapid boil. Pour cocoa mixture into sugar and flour mixture and stir till beaten well. Add the buttermilk, eggs, soda, cinnamon and vanilla and stir till blended. Pour into jelly roll pan and Bake about 25 minutes at 350°.
Frosting - Make 5 minutes before cake is done.
½ c. butter (1 stick) 4 T. cocoa
¼ c. plus 2 T. milk 1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts 1 box powdered sugar, sifted
Melt butter, stir in cocoa to blend. Stir milk into mixture and bring to a boil.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts and stir until blended. Spread on warm cake.