Monday, March 12, 2012

Texas Sheet Cake With Mocha Frosting

This past weekend we had company.  I love when we have friends around.  It is always a good time for us and the kids.  Visiting, laughing until our sides ache, telling old stories and making new memories is right up my alley.  Plus, I love to provide an all out feast for our friends.

I made smoked spareribs on our Traeger {I mentioned that on my new facebook page} which I hadn't done before.  They turned out fall off the bone phenomenal!!!!  I served the ribs with roasted vegetables and salad.  I thought about the traditional coleslaw and beans that are typically served with ribs, but I wasn't in the mood for coleslaw or being traditional.....cause that's how I roll.  For dessert we finished stuffing ourselves with Texas sheet cake complete with mocha frosting.

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This cake is ridiculously delicious and will defiantly make your guests groan....so go ahead and groan right along with them.....you don't want them to groan alone!!!!

For the cake:
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
5 tbsp Cocoa
2 sticks Butter
1 cup Boiling Water
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 Beaten Eggs
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla

Frosting:
1 3/4 stick Butter
4 tbsp Cocoa
6 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp Instant Coffee Crystals
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cups Powdered Sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

In a saucepan, melt butter then add cocoa.  Stir together.  Add boiling water and allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds.  Turn off heat and pour over flour mixture.  Stir slightly.

Combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.  Stir buttermilk mixture into the cake batter and combine.  Pour into a greased sheet cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes till done.

While cake is baking make the frosting.  Add coffee crystals to milk and stir until coffee is dissolved. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add cocoa, stir to combine.  Turn off the heat.  Add milk/coffee mixture, vanilla, and powdered sugar.  Stir together.  Pour over warm cake.  Serve.

Now, go make this cake!!!

{{{HUGS}}}

2 comments:

  1. I love hosting, too! I say the more you practice the better you get! I have never mad a sheet cake, but I def want to try this one. Now who should I invite . . .

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