Texas Sheetcake
You can find dozens of recipes for Texas Sheetcake online- but this is the one my Mom made for me growing up- and I think it is simply the best I've ever tasted!
For the cake
  • 2 sticks of margarine
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of milk (I use skim because it is what I always have on hand in my fridge)
  • ½ tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
For the Frosting
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 lb box of powdered sugar
For the cake
  1. In a small saucepan on the stovetop, bring to a simmer the 2 sticks of margarine and 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Add 1 cup of water and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  2. Allow the saucepan to cool for a few moments while you prepare a large mixing bowl with 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 cups of sugar. Stir together with a spoon, and then pour the chocolate mixture from the saucepan on top and stir.
  3. Next add the eggs, milk, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  4. Coat a jelly roll pan with nonstick spray, then pour in your batter. Place pan into a 350 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  5. You can double check that the cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake- and when you extract it, it should come out clean with no wet batter on the toothpick. Allow the cake to fully cool on a wire rack before frosting it. (Leave the cake in the jelly roll pan, this is not the kind of cake that you turn out of the pan before frosting).
For the Frosting
  1. Starting with the saucepan again- melt 1 stick of margarine, 4 tablespoons of cocoa and 6 tablespoons of milk. Bring the chocolate mixture to a simmer.
  2. Pour your chocolate mixture over a 1 lb box of powdered sugar (but I recommend that you run the powdered sugar through your sifter first. It will break up any clumps of sugar and will make your frosting much prettier!) stir quickly until smooth, and then quickly pour it on top of your cooled Texas Sheetcake.
Recipe by MomOf6 at https://www.momof6.com/food-kids-will-eat/texas-sheetcake-our-familys-favorite-chocolate-cake/