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Over a Cup of Coffee: Two delicious cakes

Diane Prather

For some reason, I’ve been hungry for cake this week, especially chocolate cake. My family likes chocolate cake with cream poured over the top. I like it just fine without it. Anyway, I took some time to hunt through my files, and I came up with this week’s recipes. I have two recipes that are very similar. I do not make the chocolate cake in a sheet cake pan. I use a 9×13-inch pan and then bake the cake longer than called for in the recipe. Test for doneness.

Texas Sheet CakeTexas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

2 cups flour

2 whole eggs

2 cups sugar

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup margarine

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 cup water

½ cup buttermilk



3 tablespoons cocoa

3 tablespoons milk

½ cup margarine

3 ½ cups powdered sugar

First, mix up the cake. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This recipe does not specify as to greasing the pan. When I use my similar recipe, I grease and flour the 9×13-inch pan. Mix the flour, sugar, soda and salt in a bowl. In a saucepan, mix together the margarine, cocoa, water and buttermilk. Heat until the margarine is melted. Mix into the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a half–size sheet cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. To make the frosting, in a saucepan put the margarine, milk and cocoa. Melt and mix together. Remove from heat and add the powdered sugar and mix well.

You really have to mix to get a smooth icing. Pour over the cake while it is warm.

Pumpkin Cake DessertPumpkin Cake Dessert

Pumpkin Cake Dessert

1 (29-ounce) can of pumpkin pie mix

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 (12-ounce) can of evaporated milk

¾ cup butter or margarine

3 eggs

chopped pecans or other nuts

1 cup sugar

1 box yellow cake mix

Mix the pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon together. Pour into a 9×13-inch cake pan. Crumble the yellow cake mix over the pumpkin. Drizzle the melted butter or margarine over the cake mix. Add chopped nuts, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping or just plain.

Bake a cake in the cool of the morning and enjoy! If you have recipes that you would like to share, call me at 970-824-8809 or write to me at PO Box 415, Craig 81626.

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