Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recipe #5 - A Chocolate Lovers Dream Dessert

Who knew a Grandma from the Northeast could make Texas Ranch cake? This recipe was passed on from a friend of a friend and made its way back East. This a real crowd thriller. If you need to bring a dessert for your next gathering, this is the one take. Everyone will want the recipe.

Sift in Bowl: 2 cups flour
2 Cups sugar
½ tsp salt

Bring the following ingredients to a boil and pour over above dry ingredients and mix:
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
3 tbs cocoa

Mix and add to above combined dry and wet ingredients.
2 eggs well beaten
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

Pour batter into standard greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 Degrees F for 20 minutes.

Start frosting last 5 minutes cake is in oven.  Heat – Do Not Boil – 1 stick butter, 3 Tbs cocoa, 5 Tbs milk

Add 1 box powdered sugar, ½ cup chopped nuts (optional), 1 tsp vanilla

Frost cake as soon as removed from oven (DO NOT wait until cake cools).  24 servings or 48 party sized pieces.

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