Sunday, December 6, 2015

Texas Ranch Cake


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 lb xxx sugar
1 cup walnuts (pecan)

Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400◦
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt and flour. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, add butter, water, and cocoa. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the cocoa mixture to the flour/sugar mixture. Stir well.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda. Beat until smooth.
  6. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan. (or a 11 x 14 inch pan)
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Pour the frosting over the cake, while still hot and fresh out of the oven.

Frosting  Instructions

  • 5 minutes prior to the cake coming out of the oven start the frosting.
  • In a saucepan, bring to a boil the butter, cocoa, and milk. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in xxx sugar and nuts.
  • Pour over cake

***Pecans can be substituted for walnuts. Nuts can also be sprinkled on top of the frosting rather than added to it.

Serves 20      Calories 395, Fat 19g, Carb 54mg, Fiber 1g,

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