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                        IDA HYDE'S TEXAS SHEET CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Chocolate
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Sugar
    2       c            Flour
    1       t            Baking soda
    1       c            Margarine (2 sticks)
    4       ts           Cocoa -- generous
    1       c             -- Water
      1/2   c            Buttermilk
    2                    Egg -- beaten
    1       pn           Salt
      1/2   c            Margarine
    4       ts           Cocoa -- generous
    6       ts           Buttermilk
    1       lb           Sugar, confectioners
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       c            Nuts -- chopped, or to taste
   Cake:  In a mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour and soda
   together. In a saucepan, melt margarine; stir in cocoa
   and water and bring to a boil. Pour hot mixture over
   dry ingredients; stir well. Mix in buttermilk, eggs
   and salt. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at
   400 degrees F. for about 15 minutes, until top springs
   back when touched.
   Frosting: In same saucepan used for cake, melt
   margarine. Stir in cocoa and buttermilk and bring to a
   rapid boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and
   vanilla; blend thoroughly. Stir in nuts. Spread over
   cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Be prepared
   to clean up some drips.
   If there are kids around, let them clean up the drips
   ~ this frosting is like fudge! The frosting is so good
   ~ it’s almost like the cake exists just to give a base
   to the frosting.  Mom cuts the frosting recipe down
   (about in half) but I like it just the way it is -
                              from Sleepy1@aol.com
                              posted on rec.food.recipes
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