*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Ida Hyde’s Texas Sheet Cake
 Recipe By     : <Sleepy1@aol.com>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    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
    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 - lots.
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